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Potted pittosporums are available all year, but the best selection, and the best time to plant, is in spring (March to June) and autumn (September to December).
A popular evergreen glossy leaved shrub growing as a tall broad column. Its leaves have appealing wavy margins. Small, honey-scented deep purple flowers open in clusters in late spring and early summer, followed by hard round seed cases which begin to open in early Autumn, revealing small black seed covered in a sticky ye...
Pittosporum Tom Thumb
A popular evergreen shrub. For most of the year it has dark purple leaves, contrasted beautifully by bright-green fresh growth. Growing as a short rounded bush, Pittosporum tenuifolium Tom Thumb is a must for any low maintenance garden, it tolerates dry summers and damp winters, and never really needs much care.
Pink Variegated Pittosporum
A popular evergreen grey-green leaved shrub growing as a tall broad column. Its leaves have appealing cream/pink tinged margins while small honey-scented deep purple flowers open in clusters in late spring and early summer. Pittosporum tenufolium Elizabeth can also be grown as part of a hedge in coastal locations. It ...
Compact bushy evergreen shrub. Attractive foliage with ovate wavy leaves that are dark green with conspicuous pale midribs when mature. This contrasts with the young spring growth which is bright golden green on reddish branchlets.
Site: Tolerates coastal winds Soil: Prefers well drainedPosition: Full sun, part shadeSeason...
Pittosporum Golf Ball
An excellent new cultivar of this New Zealand species, Pittosporum tenuifolium Golf Ball is a medium-sized, fast-growing, evergreen shrub with a bushy habit and rounded shape – hence the name! It does not become leggy or bare at the bottom, and can be used as hedging or topiary, for which it’s a good substitute for box. Th...
Pittosporum Irene Paterson
A favourite of garden designers, Pittosporum tenuifolium Irene Paterson is a small, slow-growing, evergreen shrub with a bushy, rounded habit, grown for its lovely, variegated foliage. The wavy-edged leaves open cream and develop cream marbling and mid-ribs over green, occasionally tinted pink in winter. If the plant i...
Pittosporum Silver Queen
A lovely shrub for seaside and other mild areas, Pittosporum tenuifolium Silver Queen is a large, evergreen shrub with a bushy habit. The rounded, grey-green leaves on fine black stems have beautiful, narrow, irregular white margins, giving a light, mobile appearance to the shrub. In spring and summer, clusters of small,...
A favourite foliage plant for flower arrangers, Pittosporum tenuifolium Variegatum is a large, fast-growing, evergreen shrub or small tree with a bushy, oval habit. The wavy-edged leaves on slender black stems are green, boldly margined in cream. In May and June, small, insignificant, chocolate-purple flowers appear, scent...
A borderline hardy pittosporum for mild areas, Pittosporum tobira is a small to medium-sized, slow-growing, evergreen shrub with a dense, compact, rounded habit. The rather long, elliptical leaves are deep green. In late spring and early summer, the shrub carries creamy-white, honey-scented flowers which soon turn yellow, so...
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