Griselinia littoralis   New Zealand Broadleaf C DD I

Griselinia littoralis

This introduced tree from New Zealand was in such a perfect naturalised position that it seemed very unlikely to have been planted. On the other hand the Victorian gardners were very good at making plants appear natural so this one might possibly part of a grand design. It is an evergreen tree with leaves that remind you of a Laurel and has small racemes of greenish flowers with small petals. It occurs in a few scattered sites mostly around the coast of southern England with a few in Ireland and Wales. Its naturalised stronghold in the British Isles is The Isle of Man.

Edge of River near Torc waterfall, Kerry, Ireland 22nd May 2005

Added on November 1st 2005, updated 2nd February 2009, updated 2nd April 2010

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