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Griselinia littoralis


As a guide:
9cm: currently 50cm high
2 litre: currently 60-70cm high
5 litre: currently 50-70cm high
10 litre: currently 100cm -120cm high
20 litre: currently 110cm-120cm high

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION: A quick grower, we don’t find height of griselinia is really such an important factor when considering the quality of the plant. We trim all of our hedging plants several times a year to promote a bushy plant, that will be ready to form a decent hedge right away. Height isn’t everything – while a 2 litre plant could easily be 1m tall without trimming, this ‘leggy’ specimen wouldn’t be the kind of plant that you want for a hedge. A trimmed one with multiple shoots, will establish as a hedge much more quickly.

A per plant discount is available for bulk purchases of Griselinia hedging plants. This discount will be applied in your basket if applicable (begins at 10+ plants). For 50 5ltr Griselinia plants check out our Griselinia 5ltr pallet deal to benefit from UK wide FREE DELIVERY.

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Product Description

Griselinia littoralis is a fast growing evergreen hedging plant with apple green leaves, hardy to at least -10°C. It will withstand salt laden winds on the seafront in sheltered or enclosed estuaries like St. Mawes and Falmouth in Cornwall, but in exposed positions will need to be positioned several hundred feet from the sea.

For extremely exposed coastal sites like Land’s End, and Lizard Point in Cornwall, we would recommend the tougher Olearia traversii Compacta, Olearia Laxifolia or Elaeagnus Compacta over Griselinia littoralis, although Griselinia is a super choice for most locations.

Upright growing, Griselinia littoralis forms a thin hedge that can be trimmed to 6-8ft and a width of only 60cm/2ft, so it won’t take up a large part of your garden.

Griselinia littoralis grows 60-90cm/2-3ft a year if fed with a very good slow release fertiliser like Trevena Cross Fertiliser, with an ultimate height of 8m/26ft, which can of course be trimmed to much smaller heights, even 1-2m/3-6.5ft can look very neat.

Each specimen should be planted 40-90cm/18inches-3ft apart from one another – although they can be planted further apart if you do not mind waiting longer for them to form a solid hedge.

Please note, the picture shown is for illustration purposes only. It is a good guide to plant size and shape, however actual plants may differ a bit from those shown. Please contact us first if you have very specific expectations.

Please click here to read more about Trevena Cross hedging – all grown right here on site in our nursery.