Griselinia Hedging Plants

New Zealand Privet Hedge, Griselinia Littoralis Hedge

Griselinia Littoralis hedges, also known as New Zealand Privet or New Zealand Broadleaf, are an excellent choice for an attractive, low-maintenance evergreen hedge. These native Kiwi evergreen plants have medium-sized rounded leaves that are apple green in colour and almost leathery in texture. The upright branching structure of Griselinia Littoralis makes it a very suitable choice for a hedge. Griselinia hedging plants are excellent for seaside exposure as they are tolerant of the salt-laden winds from the sea.

Griselinia hedges respond well to trimming and can even be clipped into formal hedges. Trimming is usually carried out in spring or early summer. Griselinia hedges enjoy a sunny, well-drained position. They are tolerant of most soils but prefer well-drained soils and won’t tolerate very wet or waterlogged sites.

We grow and sell a range of sizes of Griselinia hedges here in the nursery. We have three sizes of Griselinia in a 10-litre pot. For more immediate impact, we also grow our instant Griselinia hedges in 90-litre troughs. Our instant hedges are grown in lines as a hedge on the nursery. The beauty of these instant hedges is that all you need to do is dig a trench and put them in and you have a pre-grown hedge. Our instant hedges come in 1-metre lengths but do require two strong people to lift them.

For more information on how to plant a hedge, pruning, trimming, feeding and other such advice, please refer to our FAQ section below.

Griselinia Hedge Plants

Are you searching for Griselinia hedges? Here at Hedging UK, we provide a range of high quality Griselinia hedges, including Griselinia Littoralis hedges. Griselinia is a popular evergreen shrub that is commonly used as a hedging plant, it is native to New Zealand but is also widely grown in other parts of the world, including the United Kingdom. Here in the UK, Griselinia hedges are a popular choice for coastal gardens, this is due to their ability to withstand salt spray.

A Griselinia hedge will make a fantastic addition to your garden or home’s exterior space, they have glossy, oval-shaped leaves that are a vibrant apple green colour. The Griselinia hedge forms a dense hedge that also produces small, inconspicuous flowers in the spring and summer, which are followed by small purple fruits and berries. A Griselinia plant can grow up to 10 metres tall in its natural habitat, but here at Hedging UK, we grow them up to around 6 foot high when used in our Instant hedging plants. All our Griselinia is of the best quality and we can also provide maintenance and pruning advice.

Whilst Griselinia is a relatively easy plant to grow and maintain, it still prefers well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. It can tolerate a range of soil types, including clay, sand, and loam, it is also quite tolerant of pruning and can be trimmed back to maintain its shape and size. Here at Hedging UK, we are experts when it comes to Griselinia Littoralis and Griselinia hedging and hedges, whatever your requirements, we have got you covered. For more information, call our team or check out our range of Griselinia hedging online.

Looking for Griselinia Plants and Hedging?

Maybe you are unsure if a Griselinia hedge is right for you, as experts in hedging, here at Hedging UK, our Griselinia hedging comes with many benefits. When it comes to using Griselinia as a hedging plant, it has dense foliage, providing excellent privacy and reducing noise pollution. It also has the ability to form a very neat and tidy hedge due to its upright growth habit. Griselinia is a popular choice for coastal gardens as it can withstand salt spray and windy conditions. Overall, Griselinia is a popular and versatile hedging plant that can add year-round interest to any garden.

Griselinia littoralis (also known as New Zealand Broadleaf and New Zealand Privet) is a popular choice for hedging in many parts of the UK with differing climates. It is not tolerant of very cold conditions (minus15 and lower) so is not suitable for locations that experience very cold Winters. Other that that it tends to be relatively problem free, making it easy to see why the evergreen Griselinia species has gained such a strong reputation across the UK and beyond. For more information on Griselinia hedges, or if you’d like to purchase some for our website, please contact our team today!

Contact Hedging UK Today

Welcome to Hedging UK! We are a friendly, family run business and established growers of top quality hedging in the UK. We grow and provide top quality evergreen hedging. All the hedging plants that we plant are grown outside in our own nursery in Holmeswood, Lancashire where we produce robust plants and hedging. All of our hedging establishes quickly as there will have been no disruption to the plant’s root system. Our hedging is available to purchase at wholesale prices across the UK through our mail order service. Our customers include Landscapers, Local Authorities, Garden Centres, Tree Surgeons, Schools and Private customers. We have years of experience in the market that enables us to offer the best quality hedging plants with a price and service to match. There’s really no need to look any further should you be interested in purchasing Griselinia hedging, the expert team at Hedging UK have got you covered. Just call our experts today, should you have any questions or queries, we can always be on hand to help.

Hedging UK’s nursery is located in Holmeswood, Lancashire in the northwest of England and is not open to the general public. Our nursery is predominantly a mail order business for evergreen hedges and box hedges, however, customers are welcome to come and see our range of hedging plants and purchase plants at the nursery, but please do so by appointment only. For more information, please contact our team today.

Griselinia Littoralis Hedging Plants 10L Pot 120cm+

  • Griselinia Littoralis Plants at 120cm+ in height
  • Recommended Planting Density 3 per metre
  • More established plants
  • Evergreen shrub, apple green leathery leaves
  • Excellent hedging plants for coastal areas
  • Relatively fast growing with upright habit
  • Buy 20 Plants for Free Delivery*

£17.00 Excl. VAT

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Griselinia littoralis Instant Hedging

Griselinia Littoralis Instant Hedge 140-160cm

Griselinia Littoralis Instant Hedge

  • Plants are 140-160cm in height.
  • Recommended Planting Density – 1 per metre.
  • Evergreen shrub, apple green leathery leaves.
  • Excellent hedging plants for coastal areas.
  • Relatively fast growing with upright habit.
  • Buy 3 troughs for Free Delivery*

 

£126.00 Excl. VAT

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Griselinia littoralis Instant Hedging

Griselinia Littoralis Instant Hedge 150-160cm

Griselinia Littoralis Instant Hedge

  • Plants are 150-160cm in height.
  • Recommended Planting Density – 1 per metre.
  • Evergreen shrub, apple green leathery leaves.
  • Excellent hedging plants for coastal areas.
  • Relatively fast growing with upright habit.
  • Buy 3 troughs for Free Delivery*

 

£135.00 Excl. VAT

Out of stock
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  • Griselinia Littoralis Plants at 120cm+ in height
  • Recommended Planting Density 3 per metre
  • More established plants
  • Evergreen shrub, apple green leathery leaves
  • Excellent hedging plants for coastal areas
  • Relatively fast growing with upright habit
  • Buy 20 Plants for Free Delivery*

£17.00 Excl. VAT

More info

Griselinia Littoralis Instant Hedge

  • Plants are 140-160cm in height.
  • Recommended Planting Density – 1 per metre.
  • Evergreen shrub, apple green leathery leaves.
  • Excellent hedging plants for coastal areas.
  • Relatively fast growing with upright habit.
  • Buy 3 troughs for Free Delivery*

 

£126.00 Excl. VAT

Out of stock
More info

Griselinia Littoralis Instant Hedge

  • Plants are 150-160cm in height.
  • Recommended Planting Density – 1 per metre.
  • Evergreen shrub, apple green leathery leaves.
  • Excellent hedging plants for coastal areas.
  • Relatively fast growing with upright habit.
  • Buy 3 troughs for Free Delivery*

 

£135.00 Excl. VAT

Out of stock
More info

Brief Description of Griselinia Hedging plants

Griselinia Littoralis hedges, also known as New Zealand Privet, are evergreen plants with medium-sized rounded leaves that are apple green in colour and almost leathery in texture. The branches of Griselinia Littoralis are quite upright, making it a very suitable choice for a hedge. They are quick-growing plants that are well suited to coastal locations and tolerant of the salt-laden winds from the sea. They are hardy down to about minus 10 to minus 15 degrees, so not suitable for very cold locations.

Why Plant a Griselinia Hedge?

Being native plants to New Zealand, Griselinia hedges do have an interesting aesthetic to them, and although they are becoming increasingly popular in the UK, there are still fewer of them than the more commonly seen Green Privet or Common Laurel hedges. However, if you live by the coast, then Griselinia Littoralis is one of the best options for a hedge we could recommend. The word Littoralis, which derives from Latin, actually means ‘growing by the sea’. They will also grow well away from the coast, but they are not well suited to very cold locations inland or in the far north of the UK.

How Quick will a Griselinia Littoralis Hedge grow?

Griselinia Littoralis makes a relatively fast-growing hedge. They tend to average about 40–60cm per year, though this will vary depending on things such as how well the ground is prepared prior to planting, whether the planting site has been sufficiently decompacted, whether the plants have been planted correctly and the subsequent aftercare of the plants (e.g., feeding and watering). On the nursery, we can grow (from a cutting) a 6-foot-tall Griselinia hedge in about 4 years. This will also include trimming the plants on a regular basis in order to achieve a bushier hedge. Outside of nursery conditions, we would expect this timeframe to increase by about 1–2 years.

How Tall will a Griselinia Littoralis hedge Grow?

Griselinia hedges can ultimately grow up to 8 metres high if left unchecked. However, typically, they will grow up to around 3 or 4 metres high when maintained as a hedge. A Griselinia hedge can be maintained anywhere from 1 to 4 metres high.

How far apart should Griselinia hedging plants be spaced to form a hedge?

We generally recommend planting Griselinia at three plants per metre if using our 10-litre potted plants. This is the same planting density that we use for our instant Griselinia hedges, which are grown in 90-litre troughs. This way, the plants are just about touching when planted, so you are giving them space to grow into but not too much that you are left with big gaps in the hedge. We give recommendations for planting density for each plant shown on the website. Our recommendations are based on planting at a density that the plants will touch after one full growing season. This is only a guideline, so please use more plants to reduce this timescale or fewer plants per metre if you have time to wait.

How do I plant Griselinia hedging?

Most of the hedging plants that we sell will require the same planting procedures. We offer more guidance on how to plant a Griselinia hedge on our website.

How often do I need to trim my Griselinia hedge?

We recommend trimming a Griselinia hedge at least once a year. For a more formal-looking Griselinia hedge, then we would say twice per year should be sufficient. Griselinia will tolerate hard pruning, but if this is required it would be best to wait until all the frosts have finished towards the end of spring.

When should I trim my Griselinia hedge?

For annual trimming of a Griselinia hedge, the best time would be in mid-to-late spring before the plants start growing again. They can also be trimmed in the summer.

How do I trim a Griselinia Hedge?

Griselinia hedges are fine for trimming with hedge trimmers. If you are cutting back harder then the hedge trimmers may struggle to get through some of the thicker branches and loppers may be required for thicker cuts. On the nursery, we use hedge trimmers at first to get the majority of the trimming done, and then we follow up with secateurs to tidy up and remove any shredded/damaged leaves caused by the hedge trimmers. This reduces the chances of the plants getting any problems through the damaged leaves but also looks better and much tidier.

Do I need to feed my Griselinia Hedge?

We would recommend feeding your Griselinia hedging at least once a year. We generally wait until we have trimmed them in the spring, and as the new growth begins to emerge in early summer, we give them a feed. We use slow-releasing feeds such as ‘Growmore’, as they provide a steady release of nutrients over a longer period of time. On the nursery, we usually give the plants a second feed in late spring and at least one feed in the summer.

What type of soil and conditions will a Griselinia hedge tolerate?

Griselinia hedges will be happy in most reasonably fertile soils, provided they are well drained. They won’t like waterlogged or very wet soils. Griselinia hedges prefer full sun but will grow in partial shade, although they will grow quicker the more sun they receive.

Are Griselinia Hedges easy to maintain?

Griselinia hedging plants grow at a moderate speed and therefore require less maintenance than faster-growing species of hedging plants. They have few problems, making them one of the most popular forms of hedging we grow.

What Griselinia hedging plants do you have for sale?

We grow and sell a range of sizes of Griselinia hedges here on the nursery. We start with our 10-litre potted plants, and these come in a range of heights from 80cm up to 140cm. For more immediate impact, we also grow our instant Griselinia hedges in 90-litre troughs. These instant hedges come in 1-metre lengths but do require two strong people to lift them.

Do you grow your own Griselinia hedging Plants?

All the Griselinia hedging plants that we sell are grown outside here on our nursery in Holmeswood, Lancashire, where we produce robust plants that are quick to establish.

Are Griselinia poisonous?

We grow and sell thousands of Griselinia plants every year and are not aware of any problems arising from any of our customers after planting a Griselinia hedge in close proximity to animals, pets, livestock or people.

Growing Advice

  • Planting Distances: three plants per metre
  • Evergreen Shrub
  • Features: upright evergreen oval shaped apple green leaves
  • Griselinia Likes: full sun or partial shade, suitable for coastal locations
  • Soil Preference: any fertile soil
  • Unsuitable for: very cold exposed inland sites, waterlogged soils
  • Average Growth rate: medium 30 – 45cm per annum
  • Trimming: Spring and Summer

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