Griselinia littoralis is a quick-growing, evergreen shrub with fresh apple-green leaves. Its growth rate is average at approx. 20-40cm p.a. and it is easy to trim so it's a great low maintenance evergreen hedging plant. Griselinia prefers well-drained soil and is one of the most suitable species for seaside gardens. Also known as New Zealand Privet or New Zealand Broadleaf.
Our Plants - We run a relatively small, independent nursery so our bare root plants are lifted to order rather than lifted and stored. Plants which are lifted to order are quicker to establish in Spring as their root systems spend less time out of the ground. Our plants are also grown in an exposed North West location and have had to deal with all nature can throw at them. They are supplied as tough, top quality bare root plants that will thrive on any site.
Premium plants are grown from seedling stock planted in a field situation at approx 6 inches apart to allow more room for root development. Plants are pre pruned to 15cm to create a multi-stemmed plant. Premium plants are also 'undercut' which involves pruning the roots 15cm below ground, this produces a larger root ball which is much quicker to establish. Premium hedging is more suitable for garden applications where a thick hedge is needed quickly.