Pittosporum tenuifolium is a versatile and easy-to-maintain hedging plant offering both attractive foliage and scented flowers…
Foliage: Silvery-grey-green oblong leaves with a wavy edging of cream that grow to 8cm long. They are contrasted by dark brown stems.
Flower: White flowers in late spring and early summer.
Scent: Intense honey fragrance at night.
Hardiness: Hardy, but requires shelter. Good for coastal gardens.
Aspect: South, east or west.
Ease of maintenance: Easy
Specialist care: None
Pruning: Trim to maintain shape in mid-spring. It will tolerate heavy pruning.
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: Loam, sand or chalk.
Moisture: Plant in a moist, well-drained soil.
Light: Full to partial sun.
Compactness: Upright, forming a neat oval shape.
Rate of Growth: Average.