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Pittosporum tenuifolium Ivory Sheen

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Pittosporum tenuifolium Ivory Sheen Kohuhu,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Shrub Like

A very attractive Pittosporum with an extremely compact growth habit and stunning ivory variegated foliage. Wavy leaves of light green edged with an ivory white border rest upon almost black stems creating a very dense healthy looking 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. Grows approx 3m tall.

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

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

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

Pests & Diseases: Scale, Thrips

Cultural Notes: Prefers well-drained soil in a sunny or partly shaded position. Keep moist in drier weather but not wet. Prune late autumn and fertilise with a long-term slow release fertiliser. Information and images courtesy of Touch of Class Plants.

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

Family Name: Origin:
Pittosporaceae PacificIslands

Foliage Colour: Green, White, Variegated
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

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