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Pittosporum tenuifolium Ivory Pillar

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Pittosporum tenuifolium Ivory Pillar Kohuhu,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs, Trees Dense, Rounded, Shrub Like

An attractive evergreen medium growing shrub to around 2m tall. Ivory Pillar can be trimmed to keep smaller. Light green leaves edged with an ivory white border rest upon almost black stems creating a very dense shrub. Its compact growing habit makes it useful for both garden beds and a decorative subject in a patio pot or container. Looks attractive when used as a back- drop for smaller plants. Excellent for hedging.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Wind Break, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Scale, Thrips

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Pittosporaceae PacificIslands

Foliage Colour: Cream, Variegated
Flower Colour: Brown
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate