How to Plant Griselinia

Overview

Griselinia is an attractive evergreen shrub that produces edible fruit. And because it grows quickly and can reach heights of 10 feet or more, griselinia is often planted as a privacy hedge or wind break. Suited for beginning gardeners, griselinia is exceedingly easy to plant and establish. Simply provide room to grow, sunlight and regular watering, and griselinia will grow happily. However, be sure that the spot you choose for griselinia is permanent. While griselinia will grow for 100 years or more if left to its own devices, it is unlikely to survive a move.

Step 1

Dig a hole that is twice as wide and just as deep as the container that your griselinia is currently in.

Step 2

Mix one half of the excavated soil with an equal amount of aged compost.

Step 3

Remove the griselinia from its container. Take care not to damage the roots.

Step 4

Place the griselinia shrub in the hole so that the top of the root ball sits 1 inch above the surrounding soil. You may have to place some of your soil mix in the hole to accomplish this.

Step 5

Fill the hole with water and let it drain.

Step 6

Backfill the hole. Tamp the soil down with your feet to remove any air pockets.

Step 7

Water the tree thoroughly. The soil should be wet, but not enough to form puddles.

References

  • BluegrassGardens.com: Planting Shrubs
  • San Marcos Growers: Griselinia Littoralis
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