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A picture of a Broadleaf

Broadleaf

Griselinia littoralis

Photo by Murray NZ (CC BY 4.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

4m

4m

Min

2.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A photo of Broadleaf
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A photo of Broadleaf
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Overview

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.

Propagation

Cuttings

Special Features

Ground cover