Pittosporum tenuifolium John Flanagan

Tawhiwhi John Flanagan

Also known as tawhiwhi Margaret Turnbull and ideal for milder gardens, Pittosporum tenuifolium John Flanagan is a compact, rather slow-growing, evergreen shrub with dark young stems. The leaves are ovoid, glossy and yellow-green, with a mid-green wavy margin, ageing to mid-green with deep green margins. In spring, small, deep red, fragrant flowers appear. This shrub is good in a mild or coastal cottage or low-maintenance garden or in wallside borders; in colder areas, grow in the protection of a warm (south- or west-facing) wall, and protect the roots in winter with a deep, dry mulch. Propagate Tawhiwhi John Flanagan by semi-ripe cuttings on the current season’s growth in summer, or hardwood cuttings in late autumn, or by layering. It needs no pruning, but if grown as a hedge, clip in spring and midsummer. 

Site: Sheltered from cold, drying winds, including coastal shelter
Soil: Any fertile, light, moist but well-drained soil
Position: Best in full sun; tolerates partial shade
Season of interest: All year, spring in particular
Hardiness: Hardy to -5 to -10ºC
Height:  5’9” (1.8m) Spread: 39”-5’ (1-1.5-4m)  in 10-20 years

Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Frequently Bought Together

Out of stock
Thanks for signing up for restock notifications!
There was an error signing up for restock notifications. Please try again.

Sign up for restock notifications

Notify Me

Recommended for You