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Griselinia Ardmore Emerald, a cultivar of the popular native Griselinia littoralis, is a versatile and attractive evergreen shrub. With its glossy, emerald-green leaves and compact growth habit, it brings a touch of elegance to any garden. Ardmore Emerald typically reaches a height of 4 meters, making it suitable for hedges, borders, or as a standalone specimen plant. Its vibrant foliage adds colour and texture to any landscape. It is well-suited to New Zealand's temperate climate, thriving in coastal regions and withstanding mild frosts.



Griselinia Ardmore Emerald prefers well-drained soil. Water consistently, especially during dry spells, to establish a healthy root system. Once established, it is moderately drought-tolerant.



Apply a balanced fertiliser in spring to encourage healthy growth. Slow-release fertilisers or organic options work well.



Regular pruning helps maintain a compact shape and encourages bushier growth. Trim hedges in spring or early summer and prune individual plants to shape as needed.



While Ardmore Emerald is generally hardy, protecting young plants with a layer of mulch during winter can be beneficial, especially in colder regions.


Birds & Bees

The inconspicuous flowers attract pollinators like bees, contributing to the overall biodiversity of your garden. The dense foliage can also provide shelter for birds.



In the wild, Griselinia littoralis is found along coastal regions. In gardens, Ardmore Emerald is well-suited for coastal landscapes but adapts to various settings. It excels in full sun to partial shade.



Propagate Ardmore Emerald through semi-hardwood cuttings in late spring or early summer. Rooting hormone can aid in the success of propagation.


Diseases, Insects & Pests

This cultivar is relatively disease-resistant. However, providing proper spacing for air circulation can prevent issues like fungal diseases. Occasional checks for aphids or scale insects are advisable.



There are plenty of Griselinia cultivars that are suitable substitutes, for instance Broadway Mint, Canterbury, or Gecko Green.


Plants to Pair With

Complement Griselinia Ardmore Emerald with other natives such as Phormium, Astelia, or prostrate Coprosma varieties for a harmonious and vibrant garden display.

Griselinia Ardmore Emerald

    • Evergreen: Yes
    • Flower colour: Inconspicuous
    • Mature size: 2m wide x 4m tall
    • Temperature: Hardy
    • Light: Sun/semi shade
    • Moisture: Medium, but prefers good watering
    • Soil: Well drained
    • Wind tolerance: Hardy


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