Griselinia littoralis hedging (New Zealand Privet) description
Griselinia littoralis hedge plants have lovely, soft, green foliage which is oval-shaped and glossy. Due to its evergreen nature, Griselinia hedging offers year-round privacy screening, whilst providing shelter from noise pollution and winds. This is an ideal choice for seaside locations, as the hardy foliage can tolerate harsh weather conditions.
Best uses for Griselinia hedge plants
Griselinia littoralis is perfect for formal hedging as it can be clipped into a fairly compact, neat shape. It also works well when left to develop a more natural form, great for a relaxed aesthetic, as Griselinia hedging is attractive when left a little bushy. Griselinia hedge plants are suited to coastal sites, adding to the popularity of this species. New Zealand Privet can handle most UK climates, apart from those that experience extremely cold temperatures; Oleaster would be a better choice in these conditions.
Combine Griselinia littoralis with
New Zealand Privet can be combined with the variegated variety of Griselinia littoralis; Dixon's Cream for a brighter look, or grown alone as a classic, feature hedge, that would make an attractive addition to any garden.
Growth rate of Griselinia littoralis (New Zealand Privet)
With an average growth rate, your Griselinia littoralis hedge will achieve about 30cm of growth a year. The height of Griselinia hedging varies between 1.5m - 6m, and can be controlled with trimming to meet your desired height.
Care and pruning advice for Griselinia hedging
Pruning Griselinia littoralis is fairly simple; we recommend trimming one a year in late autumn. Griselinia hedging can also be hard-pruned should you require a more specific height or shape. Please view our Hedging Care Advice page for further pruning information.
Ideal planting density for Griselinia hedge plants
For more specific information on the planting density of Griselinia hedging, please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type. You can also find more information about hedge planting density here.
Griselinia hedge plants are available to purchase in containers or as an instant hedge, for year-round planting.
The vast majority of our Griselinia hedge plants are grown in the UK by professionals with generations of nursery expertise; however, on the odd occasion, we may need to source New Zealand Privet from a specialist nursery abroad. When this occurs, we ensure that the nursery maintains high-quality standards that match our UK sites. At best4hedging we continually endeavour to bring you the freshest, highest quality plants at low, competitive prices, so you can buy Griselinia littoralis online with confidence. This evergreen hedging can on occasion also display small purple fruits in the winter once established, delivering a rare and tasty treat for birds and giving Griselinia littoralis added wildlife interest.