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.