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Griselinia in north facing border


 
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 11:15 am    Post subject: Griselinia in north facing border Reply with quote

Hi all,

Just a quick question on shrubs in a shady north corner - yesterday i planted a Griselinia Littoralis in a north facing border with two Hydrangea Rosita and a few Hostas. Now I think the hydrangea and hostas will be fine in this shady corner but after doing some research (that I should have done beforehand) I'm confused as to the Griselinia - I was told in the garden centre that it would be fine in a shady border but online it mostly says sun or partial shade. I could move it to a sunnier spot though so long as it grows I'm happy as this is an awkward corner and I'd like something big and evergreen to fill it.
Any suggestions as to what would be better than the Griselinia, or indeed should I leave it alone?

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Griselinia Littoralis copes with partial shade, although grows slower with a darker leaf colour than normal.
Expect this to be worse in an even shadier spot.

See here..... How many hours of light are Full sun, Part shade, Full Shade.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

try Berberis Darwinii or Aucuba japonica or Choisya ternataa or Cotoneaster lacteus.
Griselinia is subject to serious root rots.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2010 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that,
I had thought a Aubuca Japonica at first, I have one planted somewhere else and really like it. But I also like that Choisya plant - I think I'll have a look for that. As I said its a very shady corner, that looks like it could brighten it up!!

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