Griselinia littoralis ‘Variegata’ (also called New Zealand broadleaf)
Variegated evergreen shrub, grown for foliage. Useful for hedging in coastal areas as it is tolerant of salt spray and wind. H: 6m. S: 5m
All year round
Upright, dense habit.
Leaves ovate, smooth edged. Slightly waxy and shiny. Green with irregular cream edging. Yellow petiole.
Stems round, smooth and green/yellow.
Tiny, inconspicuous, yellow-green flowers.
Good for hedging, and withstands salt air so good as a coastal plant, but will not thrive as well in frosty areas. In sun or partial shade.
All well drained, fertile soils.
Slightly frost tender. Grows well in a coastal climate away from frost pockets.
May be trimmed to a semi-formal hedge. Fast growing, prune hedges in early summer.
Semi-ripe cuttings in summer.