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A picture of a New Zealand Broadleaf

New Zealand Broadleaf

Griselinia littoralis

Also known as

New Zealand Privet

Photo by Murray NZ (CC BY 4.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of New Zealand Broadleaf

A Griselinia littoralis tree in a forest
A close up of some creamy Griselinia littoralis flowers
A close up of a green Griselinia littoralis plant
A close up of some green Griselinia littoralis leaves

New Zealand Broadleaf Overview

Griselinia littoralis is an evergreen shrub species from the Griseliniaceae family. It grows quickly to a large size, producing attractive foliage. Leaves are light green, oval in shape and have a slight undulation to their surface. Flowers are small and yellow-green in colour, leading onto purple fruits on female plants. Termed dioecious as this plant produces male and female flowers on individual plants, thus if fruits are desired, both male and female plants will be needed in proximity. Commonly known by the name New Zealand Broadleaf, this refers to the origin of this species, it is also grown commonly in the UK. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

How to propagate New Zealand Broadleaf


Special features of New Zealand Broadleaf

Ground cover

Hedge plant

Other uses of New Zealand Broadleaf

Hedging, specimen. Year-round interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.


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