• Eventual height: 3m
  • Eventual spread: 2m

Griselinia littoralis 'Variegata'

New Zealand privet

RHS award of garden merit
2 litre pot £19.99
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  • Position: Full sun
  • Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Fast
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy (may need winter protection)

A dense, upright evergreen shrub with lustrous, grey-green streaked, bright apple-green leaves, with irregular, creamy-white margins. This variegated form of griselinia makes a marvellous semi-formal hedge or focal point for a sheltered, sunny, mixed or shrub border. Perfect for warm coastal gardens, try pairing it with the darker-leaved Choisya ternata (Mexican orange blossom), for a wonderful light-reflecting display.

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  • Garden care:
    In April or May lightly cut back any shoots that spoil the symmetry of the plant. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the base of the plant.
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