Griselinia Littoralis


Griselinia littoralis is a very useful hedging plant, especially if your garden is located near to the coast.  It has evergreen oval shaped waxy leaves that are apple green coloured.  It thrives well in many different soils and situations can be liable to frost damage if grown in areas where particularly cold frosts hit.  It can be grown quite happily as a hedge of only 3ft (90cm) in height but will be equally happy if grown to a taller height of 6-8ft (180-240cm) to give eye level privacy if required.  We normally stock container grown Griselinia throughout the year.  Scroll down for more information.


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Griselinia Littoralis is usually simply known as Griselinia.

 

Why should I plant Griselinia Littoralis hedging?

 

Griselinia is is an extremely good small hedging plant which is fast growing and thrives in coastal situations.  It is evergreen and produces light green oval leaves and grows well in many situations and soils.  

 

 How tall will Griselinia grow?

 

Griselinia are best used for hedges of small to medium height.  It can be grown quite happily as a hedge of 3ft (90cm) in height but will be equally happy as a hedge of 6ft (180cm) in height.

 

How quickly will a Griselinia hedge grow?

 

Griselinia is relatively quick growing, and one would expect it to put on about a foot (30cm) of growth a year if left untrimmed.  Your hedge should be trimmed annually to encourage it to thicken out and make a denser hedge.

 

When should I clip or trim a Griselinia hedge?

 

A Griselinia hedge will need to be clipped annually in the spring or autumn as you would with any other hedge.

 

How far apart should I plant a Griselinia hedge?

 

We recommend that Griselinia should be planted at 2ft (60cm) apart, stem to stem in a single row.  Careful preparation of the planting site is important.  See section below on how to look after your Griselinia hedge after planting.

 

How do I look after my Griselinia hedge after planting?

 

Although Griselinia plants are tolerant and will put up with most soil types, we recommended that the planting soil is mixed with compost to give the plants the best environment to grow in for their first year.  After planting, your Griselinia hedge should be watered regularly during its first year to give it the best chance of survival and this is especially important if your hedge is being planted in the drier summer months.

 

How do I water my Griselinia hedge?

 

It is important to water a newly planted Griselinia hedge regularly if planting during the drier warmer months of the year.  For watering, we recommend using leaky hose (sometimes described as porous pipe) which can be connected to your existing hose pipe and will slowly leak water onto the roots of your hedge in a controlled manner to ensure that it soaks in and your hedge becomes properly watered.  Leaky hose is cheap, easy to install and very effective.  See our Accessories page for more details on leaky hose.

 

Is Griselinia tolerant of different soil types?

 

Griselinia will tolerate most soil types (except very waterlogged soils) making it very versatile.  It is also particularly useful for planting in maritime/coastal situations.

 

Does Griselinia like full sun or shade?

 

Griselinia will grow best in full sunshine.  It should be noted that Griselinia does not like particularly cold inland spots and can be liable to frost damage, for which Laurel would be a better substitute.

 

For more information on our availability of Griselinia littoralis hedging or if you have any questions or queries about existing Griselinia hedges or need advice about planting a new Griselinia hedge, please call us on 01252 714552 or email [email protected]