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Griselinia sp., New Zealand Privet, Broadleaf, Puka
Griselinia lucida Variegata

Griselinia sp.

New Zealand Privet, Broadleaf, Puka
Family: Cornaceae
Origin: New Zealand
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliageSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A wide spreading tree with thick leathery shining yellow-green leaves. Can grow to make a magnificent tall shrub up to 6m. Very hardy; frequently used as a hedging plant and often clipped like a privet. Easy to satisfy it likes sun or shade, coastal and frosty conditions. Dislikes wet feet though, so plant in a well-drained soil. Flowers are small and relatively inconspicuous; male and female flowers are produced on separate trees. Mixed plantings will produce plentiful seed which germinates readily.

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