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Griselinia lucida


Griselinia lucida Griselinia lucida

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Distinctive native plant often seen clinging to our rocky coastline. The glossy green leathery leaves grow huge as the plant matures. Small green flowers in spring are followed by green to black fruits loved by birds. Prefers to be sheltered from frost, but hardy to dry exposed conditions. Will grow into a large bush in a garden situation. Occurs naturally as an epiphyte in lowland forests from North Cape to Dusky Sounds, east of the main divide it is replaced by G. littoralis.

 
Genus
Griselinia
Species   lucida
Cultivar  

Common name
Puka

Family name
Griseliniaceae
Place of origin
New Zealand


DETAILS
Height
4 m
Width
2 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Needs well drained soil

Moisture
Tolerates dry soils

Exposure
Grows in exposed or coastal sites. / Grows in sun or semi-shade / Will tolerate moderate frosts

Indigenous / Nourishment / Paradise / Texture

Trees

Category
Small 4.5 to 9 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a Pot 8.5 & POT 3.5 containers. Ask for them at your retailer.
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