Pittosporum tenuifolium Garnettii is an attractive, hardy, evergreen and variegated hedging plant. Its scented dark-purple flowers are a bonus…
Awards: RHS AGM
Foliage: Grey-green leaves up to 5cm long, irregularly variegated with cream that may tinge pink in winter.
Flower: Dark purple flowers in late spring and early summer.
Hardiness: Hardy, but does require some shelter.
Aspect: South or east.
Ease of maintenance: Easy.
Specialist care: None
Pruning: Trim to maintain shape in mid-spring
Drought Resistance: Drought resistant once established, though it should be kept moist if the foliage is to give of its best
Soil pH: Acid, through neutral to alkaline.
Soil Type: Clay, loam, sand or chalk.
Moisture: Plant in a moist, well-drained soil.
Light: Full to partial sun.
Compactness: Bushy, rounded and cushion-like.
Rate of Growth: Average.