Common Name: Griselinia, papauma, kapuka, or New Zealand broadleaf
Scientific Name: Griselinia littoralis
Height at Maturity: 10m
Time to Maturity: 15 years
Growth Rate: Medium / Fast
Habitat/Description: One of the hardy coastal trees that can tolerate salt and harsh conditions, although it will thrive with well-draining soil and nutrients. Found throughout NZ, it is more predominant in the South Island, and North Island populations seem to favor inland conditions comparatively.
Domesticated Uses: The Griselinia littoralis is great for hedging and screening as it is robust, easy to manage, and aesthetically pleasing.
Medicinal Uses: Traditionally, the bark was used to help skin infections.
Flowering: October to December, Greenish / yellow
Fruiting/Nectar: March to June, Dark Purple
Birds Life: Good source of food!
How Far Apart to Plant: Suitable for hedging, plant 30cm to 50cm apart.
Planting Instructions: Dig the whole twice as wide as the pot is deep. Remove tree from the pot and loosen the roots up is they are tangles. Place in the hole band back fill leaving a ring of higher dirt to capture rainfall. Ensure ample watering once planted. Mulching around the trunk can help a lot. You could consider a mulching mat, or use bark, pea straw etc. Plant after the last frost!