Pittosporum tenuifolium Abbotsbury Gold is a medium-sized, variegated and flowering hedging / border plant. Attractive all year, unfussy, easy-to-maintain and salt tolerant…
Foliage: Evergreen. Leathery yellow leaves margined in dark green.
Flower: Deep purple 1cm flowers in late spring and early summer producing orange berries in the autumn
Scent: Heavily fragrant.
Hardiness: Hardy, but prefers some shelter.
Aspect: South, east or west.
Ease of maintenance: Extremely easy.
Specialist care: None
Pruning: A light trim in spring to maintain the desired shape and height.
Drought Resistance: Good
Soil pH: Acid, through neutral to alkaline.
Soil Type: Loam, sand or chalk.
Moisture: Moist and well-draining soil.
Light: Full to partial sun.
Compactness: Upright and relatively compact.
Height: 1.5-2.5 m+
Width: 1.0-1.5 m+
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Versatility: Makes an excellent formal or informal hedge for a rural, urban or coastal situation. Also makes an attractive specimen plant.
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM)