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Griselinia littoralis Variegata


Variegated New Zealand Broadleaf

Evergreen variegated foliage

A variegated version of the New Zealand broadleaf, evergreen, with elliptical leaves trimmed with uneven margins of creamy white.


Enjoys the sun and the wind and is ideal for mild, coastal areas, where it can be used form a first-rate windbreak.


Likes well drained soils, shrubs should be planted about one and a half feet apart to form a hedge.

Slower growing and not quite as hardy as the non-variegated version, so may require protection from frost in particularly cold areas.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub, Hedging
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Flowering October - November
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 150 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 150 cm - 250 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 65 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Light sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Garden edging, Patio container, Flower border and beds, Cottage garden, Informal garden, Coastal or drought resistant, City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From April to September