Griselinia Littoralis, otherwise known as New Zealand Broadleaf is part of the Griseliniaceaeae family; typically grows at 20-40cm a year. It is a versatile plant, able to cope with difficult soil conditions, wet areas and droughts. It is a popular costal hedge as it is capable of surviving harsh winds and salty sprays and can sustain temperatures of -6℃. Though cold winters can result in leaves browning..
Additionally, its dense, lush, glossy, apple green foliage gives a spring like impression on the garden all year round; with ovular leaves and tiny yellow green flowers which are followed by purple fruits on female plants when both genders are planted together.
Griselinia Littoralis is well suited for hedges of 1.5-6m high. Each plant can quickly reach a 1.5m spread, eventually reaching 4m.
Prune shoots once a year in April or May, once the frost has past and before new growth. Griselinia can be cut back hard as regrowth is often quick. Mulch with well rotted garden mulch.