Griselinia littoralis 'Dixons Cream'


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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour



Dramatic foliage



Skill level


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Plant details

Griselinias are evergreen shrubs and trees from New Zealand, only fully hardy in mild seaside gardens, where they can reach 8m (26ft), although elsewhere sensitivity to cold limits their size. G. littoralis is the usual species grown, 'Dixon's Cream' one of its best variegated forms. This handsome plant has dense foliage, a little less hardy than the species and liable to revert to all-green shoots which should be cut out whenever seen. Inland it is best grown against a warm sheltered wall and covered with fleece for winter protection when temperatures drop below -5C (23F).

Family: Griseliniaceae

Genus: Griselinia

Species: littoralis

Cultivar: Dixons Cream

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Green

Foliage colour: Golden variegation

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 300cm

Spread: 300cm

Time to take cuttings: May to July

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