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Pittosporum tenuifolium Irene Paterson

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Pittosporum tenuifolium Irene Paterson Kohuhu,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Upright Narrow

Fast, dense foliaged Pittosporum with beautiful marble variegated silvery green foliage with black stems, the new foliage is creamy white giving a great colour contrast. Great choice for a formal hedge and narrow spots, it's tough and can tolerate dry spots and a far amount of shade. Grows approx 2-3m tall.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Topiary / Espalier, Wind Break, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prune in spring to maintain compact shape. Great for hedging. Watering in dry periods will result in better growth and appearance. Plant 80cm apart for 2m hedge. Plant 1m apart for a 3m hedge. Grows well in difficult to grow areas - dry and shadeGrows well in difficult to grow areas - dry and shade

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Pittosporaceae PacificIslands

Foliage Colour: Cream, Green, Silver, Variegated
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: High
Wind: High