Griselinia (New Zealand Privet)

If you are looking for a dense, evergreen hedge then Griselinia littoralis could be the answer. Fast growing, with small foliage, which makes it easy to prune, this is a hedging plant that also tolerates coastal conditions.

Planting Distance for Griselinia littoralis

For a good dense low hedge plant at around 60 cm apart. For taller hedges you can space Griselinia littoralis at 80cm.

As for height, Griselinia littoralis will reach up to 3m (10ft) however it can easily be pruned to keep it at 1 - 2 m (3 - 6) ft.

This is a fast growing plant, putting on 50cm a year, however you would prune half of this back each year to create a dense bushy habit. Once established to its desired height, prune once a year in early spring, perhaps with a tidy up in early summer.


which is also known as New Zealand Privet is available in a number of cultivars including the popular cultivars :

A quick growing hedging plant that is easily pruned to shape and size look for the variegated form as well, Griselinia variegata. Griselinia wholesale and bare root suppliers in the UK

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