Pittosporum Tenuifolium Variegata

Pittosporum Tenuifolium Variegata gets its name from its striking olive green leaves with feathery, pale cream margins on smooth, black stems. Purple, bell-shaped scented flowers may appear from early to mid-summer. The plant offers interest throughout the year, whether planted as a specimen shrub or as a hedge. Like other Pittosporums it is best trimmed in mid-spring to maintain its shape and, though drought resistant once established, it should be kept moist if the foliage is to give of its best. It is hardy but does require some shelter and while it prefers full sun, it will tolerate partial shade.

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Hedge Xpress Pittosporum Varieties

Pittosporum Tenuifolium Variegata at-a-glance

Pittosporum Variegata 80-100 cm

Foliage Type: Evergreen 

Flower: Purple flowers in late spring and early summer

Scent: Fragrant

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Soil type: Highly fertile clay, loam, sand or chalk.

Soil pH: 5-8

Wet/Dry: Moist, well-drained soil

Preferred situation: Full sun; south, east or west facing but sheltered

Height: 2.5m – 4.0m

Width: 2.0 – 2.5m

Growth Rate: Moderate to strong.