Variegated Griselinia is a variety of Griselinia Littoralis hedging, also known as New Zealand Privet. The defining factor of the Variegated variety is the aesthetic of the foliage as the leaves have a stunning mix of dark and pale greens around their outer edges. The addition of Variegated Griselinia therefore adds a great dimension of colour to any garden and is a great option for those looking to add something different to their hedging.
The Variegated Griselinia hold most of the same benefits as the regular Griselinia as they are also evergreen and so this beautiful foliage remains intact across all seasons. They are also equally as suitable for most soil types that are well-drained and so are a good option for those with coastal gardens as they tolerate salt air and strong winds very well. The main difference between the varieties is the Variegated Griselinia do have a slower growth rate and so for those looking to create a fast-growing hedge for instant impact, our Griselinia Littoralis or our Green Horizon variety may be better options.
The Variegated Griselinia typically grow between 20-30cm per year depending on factors like nutrient and water intake, placing them into the “medium growing hedge” category. If preferred, you can grow the Variegated Griselinia to a taller height of 3m and it can be easily maintained if trimmed once or twice a year, making it ideal if you prefer a low maintenance hedge. We offer you the choice of Variegated Griselinia from 15cm tall, to 200 cm tall, meaning you can choose to affordably grow the hedging or receive it fully-grown and have the benefits of its hardiness and vibrancy instantly.
The recommended planting density varies depending on the height of the plants you buy. For Example:
Small – 15-90cm: It is recommended that you plant 3-5 plants per meter
Medium – 90-150cm: It is recommended that you plant 2-3 plants per meter
Large – 150-300cm: It is recommended that you plant 1-2 plants per meter