GRISELINIA littoralis

Commonly known as Broadleaf

Dense, upright shrub or tree with glossy emerald green foliage
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Broadly ovate to ovate-oblong leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Height
    8m (26ft)
  • Spread
    5m (16ft)
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
    Suitable for a coastal hedge if given some protection from direct sea-winds
  • Tall Shrub
    Vigorous, dense, upright shrub or, in very mild areas, small tree.
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold drying winds.

GRISELINIA littoralis

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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Ideal as a windbreak in mild, coastal areas
    Pests & Diseases
    Fungal leaf spot.
    Place of origin
    New Zealand.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
    Coastal / windswept
    Slightly back from the sea with more shelter
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly columnar
8m (26ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)

Buy Varieties of GRISELINIA littoralis

GRISELINIA littoralis 'Bantry Bay'

GRISELINIA littoralis 'Bantry Bay'


bright green leaves with cream central markings

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GRISELINIA littoralis 'Dixons Cream'

GRISELINIA littoralis 'Dixons Cream'


leaves splashed an attractive creamy-white

£14.50 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
GRISELINIA littoralis 'Variegata'

GRISELINIA littoralis 'Variegata'


cream variegated form

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