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Griselinia littoralis 'Variegata'

Variegated New Zealand Privet hedge plants

Griselinia littoralis 'Variegata' is an attractive evergreen, ideal for coastal hedging (in mild areas) but also good inland. This variegated plant boasts creamy splashes over mid-green, glossy foliage. Also known as Variegated New Zealand Privet, Dixon's Cream is popular for screening and makes a useful windbreak.

  • Best Features: Variegated evergreen foliage, year-round interest
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1.0m-2m high
  • Growth Rate: Slow to Average | 20-40cm a year
  • Position: Any normal including dry soil, sun or light shade, exposed inland and sheltered coastal
  • Also Consider: Oleaster (Elaeagnus Ebbingei) also makes a wonderful hedge for coastal sites and is better suited to colder coastal positions

Griselinia littoralis 'Dixon's Cream' hedge (Variegated New Zealand Privet) description

With glossy oval foliage that is splashed with creamy yellow, this evergreen is a popular choice. It is suited to coastal areas (in the south) or inland sites and makes an attractive feature.

Most popular uses for Griselinia littoralis 'Dixon's Cream' hedges

Clipped for a formal look or left a little bushy for a more natural looking garden display, Variegated New Zealand Privet or Griselinia littoralis 'Dixon's Cream' is useful for coastal sites and is suited to most of the UK (apart from very cold sites). This colourful variety is ideal where a windbreak is needed and makes a great privacy screen.

Combine Griselinia 'Dixon's Cream' with

Consider a combination of this and Griselinia Littoralis for a splash of apple green.

Growth rate for Variegated New Zealand broadleaf hedging

With a slow-to-average growth rate of about 30cm a year, Variegated New Zealand Broadleaf is perfect for heights of around 1.0m to 2m in height.

Care and pruning advice for Variegated New Zealand Privet

A quick and easy trim in late autumn is all that Variegated Griselinia needs. Please view the best4hedging care and planting instructions in our advice section.

Recommended planting density for Griselinia littoralis 'Dixon's Cream' hedge plants

For information on planting density 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 find out about hedge planting density here.

Variegated Griselinia 'Dixon's Cream' is available in containers to plant year round.

Our Griselinia hedging plants are UK grown by horticulturists with oodles of experience. At best4hedging we continually strive to bring you the freshest, highest quality plants whilst protecting our wonderful prices, so you can buy Griselinia 'Dixon's Cream' from us online with confidence.

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