Broadleaf

Griselinia littoralis

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A close up of a Griselinia littoralis plant with green leaves
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Griselinia littoralis is an evergreen shrub species from the Griseliniaceae family. It grows quickly to a large size, producing attractive foliage. Leaves are light green, oval in shape and have a slight undulation to their surface. Flowers are small and yellow-green in colour, leading onto purple fruits on female plants. Termed dioecious as this plant produces male and female flowers on individual plants, thus if fruits are desired, both male and female plants will be needed in proximity. Commonly known by the name New Zealand Broadleaf, this refers to the origin of this species, it is also grown commonly in the UK. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
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Planning

Flowering time

Spring

Fruiting time

Autumn

Propagation

Special features

Ground cover

Special features

Origin

New Zealand

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Cornaceae

Flower colour

Insignificant, Yellow, Green
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