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

Griselinia sp.

New Zealand Privet, Broadleaf, Puka
Family: Cornaceae
Origin: New Zealand
USDA Zone: 7-8?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterOrnamental foliageSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Native to New Zealand, Griselinia sp. (New Zealand Privet) is widely used as an ornamental foliage and hedging plant, with its thick leathery, yellow-green leaves. This small tree usually grows 10-20 ft tall and can showcase a magnificent shape when well maintained.

This hardy plant is low maintenance and easy to cultivate in a variety of environments. It generally thrives in full sun to semi-shaded areas and can tolerate moderate amounts of water. However, it's important to ensure the soil is well-drained, as Griselinia sp. does not tolerate wet feet.

It's suitable for USDA Zones 7-8, making it an ideal choice for gardeners living in cold climates.

When planting Griselinia sp. in a pot (especially when in a cold climate), it's important to monitor the soil moisture levels and make sure the plant is in a slightly sheltered spot. It's also beneficial to provide a layer of mulch to help shield the roots from frost. If outdoors, make sure to position it in a spot that receives enough sunlight.

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