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Griselinia littoralis

Griselinia littoralis

Belonging to the Griselinia genus, Griselinia littoralis has a botanical name of Griselinia littoralis. The botanical name epithet littoralis means 'from the sea-shore'.

Griselinia littoralis, commonly known as Kapuka, is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree growing up to 20 m tall, though often much less, particularly in coastal exposure. It is native to New Zealand, where it typically grows in coastal locations. It is widely cultivated both in New Zealand and in other areas with mild oceanic climates such as Great Britain, where it is valued for its tolerance of salt carried on sea gales.

The leaves are alternate, leathery, glossy yellow-green above, paler and matt below, 6-14 cm long, oval with a smooth margin. The flowers are borne on 2-5 cm long panicles, each panicle with 50-100 individual flowers, each flower 3-4 mm across, greenish-yellow with five sepals and stamens but no petals. The fruit is a small blackish berry.

New Zealand is believed to be where Griselinia littoralis originates from.

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Companion plants for Griselinia littoralis

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Griselinia littoralis so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Griselinia littoralis

These plants will not grow well with Griselinia littoralis so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Griselinia littoralis problems

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Griselinia littoralis Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin littoralis meaning “from the sea-shore”

Other names for Griselinia littoralis

Griselinia littoralis care instructions

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