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Griselinia littoralis ‘Variegatum’ – 2L Pot – 40cm+

£6.95

A fast-growing, large, evergreen shrub with light green, broadly oval leaves edged in cream. Bears very small and inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in spring followed by purple fruits on female plants. Slightly less hardy than the true griselinia.

500 in stock

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25 + £6.26
50 + £5.91
100 + £5.56

Description

Griselinia littoralis ‘Variegata,’ commonly known as Variegated New Zealand broadleaf, is a cultivar of the evergreen Griselinia littoralis. This particular variety is valued for its striking variegated foliage, which adds a touch of visual interest and brightness to the landscape. Griselinia littoralis ‘Variegatum’ is a popular choice for hedging due to its attractive appearance, versatility, and ease of maintenance. Here are some key features and considerations for Griselinia littoralis ‘Variegatum’ hedging:

1. Variegated Foliage:

  • The standout feature of this cultivar is its variegated leaves, which are adorned with creamy-white margins. The contrast between the green and white foliage creates a visually appealing and vibrant hedge.

2. Growth Habit:

  • Griselinia littoralis ‘Variegatum’ shares a similar growth habit with the species, featuring a dense and bushy form. It can be pruned and shaped to create formal or informal hedges, depending on the desired landscape design.

3. Size and Pruning:

  • Like the non-variegated form, ‘Variegatum’ can reach various heights, typically ranging from 5 to 10 feet (1.5 to 3 meters) or more. Regular pruning helps maintain the desired height and shape, and the shrub responds well to trimming.

4. Coastal Tolerance:

  • Griselinia littoralis, including the ‘Variegatum’ cultivar, is known for its tolerance to coastal conditions. It can withstand salt spray, making it suitable for hedging in coastal areas.

5. Versatility:

  • ‘Variegatum’ is adaptable to different soil types, though it prefers well-drained soil. It can thrive in full sun to partial shade, offering flexibility in its placement within the landscape.

6. Year-Round Interest:

  • As an evergreen shrub, Griselinia littoralis ‘Variegatum’ provides year-round interest. The variegated foliage remains vibrant and attractive throughout the seasons, ensuring a visually appealing hedge even in winter.

Please see our GUIDE TO PLANTING HEDGES for more info.

Additional information

Preferred Aspect

East-facing;North-facing;West-facing;South-facing

Soil Type

Clay;Sand;Chalk;Loam

Exposure

Sheltered

Foliage

Evergreen

Pruning Time

Late Summer

Ultimate Height

3 metres

Ultimate Spread

1.5 metres

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