Pittosporum tenuifolium Malahide

Pittosporum Malahide

A compact, variegated form of Pittosporum for any garden, Pittosporum tenuifolium Malahide is an evergreen shrub; the new stems are black. The small, leathery, ruffle-edged leaves are glossy, mid-green with creamy-white variegation. Good in a low-maintenance garden. Pittosporum Malahide is an easy shrub that needs minimal pruning but can be susceptible to pittosporum sucker and powdery mildew. Valuable architectural shrub in a border, and to flower-arrangers.

Site: Sheltered from cold, drying winds
Soil: Any fertile, moist but well-drained soil
Position: Colours best in full sun; tolerates partial shade
Season of interest: All year
Hardiness: Hardy to -5 to -10ºC
Height:  13’ (4m) Spread: 6’6”’ (2m) in 10-20 years, and on banks and slopes

Size: Pot | 3L
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