Is Griselinia a good hedge?

Griselinia plants are tolerant of coastal exposure and are an excellent choice for hedges near the sea although they also make a good hedge for inland areas. Griselinia littoralis prefers full sun but will also grow in partial shade.

How tall do Griselinia trees grow?

A native, evergreen tree that naturally grows to 10-20m. However, it can be pruned to maintain a short shrub or hedge habit (4 – 8m high and 2.5 – 4m wide).

What does Griselinia hedge look like?

Griselinia Hedging – (Griselinia littoralis) is a dense attractive evergreen hedging plant. Variegated Griselinia – (Griselinia littoralis Variegata) is similar to green variety with leathery, bright green ovate leaves up to 10cm in length that are irregularly margined with creamy white.

How wide does a Griselinia hedge grow?

Although it can grow to around 10m in height, Griselinia littoralis is more commonly used for hedges of 1-5m. It has an ultimate spread of up to 4m but will achieve effective 1.5m spread fairly quickly. This species is a good choice for hedging to provide eye-level privacy, or for protection in exposed areas.

Is Griselinia a privet?

Griselinia hedge plants are native to New Zealand, hence the common name, New Zealand Privet, however, this hardy hedge plant is also well suited to our UK climate. Griselinia makes a popular hedge for privacy screening, in less than ideal situations.

Is Griselinia Hardy?

It’s hardy in the UK apart from in the far north and will tolerate most soils. It’s suitable for coastal areas but not very exposed sites.

How do you shape a Griselinia hedge?

  1. Before you start, set up guidelines on hedges such as this griselina, to keep sides and top level.
  2. Start clipping the top of the hedge, using shears to cut through the soft new growth.
  3. Cut the sides next, clipping soft shoots back to their base.
  4. Finish by clipping the ends of the hedge.

How do you make Griselinia grow faster?

Give your griselinia a regular deep water about two to three times a week to guarantee continuous summer growth over the hotter months. Always add a good layer of mulch around the plants to retain moisture, add nutrition and suppress weeds.

Is Griselinia fast growing?

Griselinia littoralis is a fast-growing large evergreen shrub with light green, broadly oval leaves.

Is griselinia Hardy?

Will griselinia grow in clay soil?

And the trickiest plant of all in clay that is sometimes wet and other times dry is griselinia. It won’t be happy in wet feet. If you were planning a griselinia hedge then I advise you to use Plantmate (a sachet sold by good garden centres) which will attack the root rot disease that eats griselinia roots.

Is Griselinia a wind tolerant?

Griselinia littoralis is native to New Zealand and is found throughout the country particularly in coastal exposed areas, as it is a hardy plant that tolerates sea breeze and wind exposure.

What is a Griselinia hedge?

Griselinia is commonly known as New Zealand broadleaf or Kapuka. It’s an evergreen tree and is native to New Zealand. The leaves are large, ovate thus making the hedge beautiful.

Is Griselinia littoralis Hardy?

Griselinia littoralis is commonly used as a hedge or screen as it is a hardy shrub that can be clipped back easily and looks good all year round with minimal maintenance. This plant is a good coastal hedge resisting winds, especially in harsh coastal environment.

What is wrong with my Griselinia?

Like every plant in the world, Griselinia can get diseases too. It is quite rare to see a diseased Griselinia hedge as it’s almost disease-free. Black foliage is the most common disease in this otherwise disease-free hedge plant. If Griselinia suffers frost damage then the tips of leaves may turn black.

What is the genus of Griseliniaceae?

Griselinia is a genus of seven species of shrubs and trees, with a highly disjunct distribution native to New Zealand and South America. It is a classic example of the Antarctic flora. It is the sole genus in the family Griseliniaceae; in the past it was often placed in Cornaceae but differs from that in many features.