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Commonly known as Broadleaf
EvergreenBroadly ovate to ovate-oblong leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
HedgeIdeal for hedgingSuitable for a coastal hedge if given some protection from direct sea-winds
Tall ShrubVigorous, dense, upright shrub or, in very mild areas, small tree.
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
Full sunShelter from cold drying winds.
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowIdeal as a windbreak in mild, coastal areasPests & DiseasesFungal leaf spot.Place of originNew Zealand.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Garden Location/ConditionsAustralian / New ZealandCoastal / windsweptSlightly back from the sea with more shelter
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Pruning groupPruning group 6Suitable 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
Soil ConditionsMedium to light, fertile, well drained soil
Tree ShapeBroadly columnar
Buy Varieties of GRISELINIA littoralis
bright green leaves with cream central markings
leaves splashed an attractive creamy-white
slightly crenulated leaves, edged creamy yellow
cream variegated form