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Pittosporum tenuifolium Tasman Ruffles

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Pittosporum tenuifolium Tasman Ruffles Kohuhu,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

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

Jade green leaves with ruffled edges are borne on dark reddish black stems creating a compact busy plant. Pittosporum Tasmen Ruffles is highly suitable for patio containers, screening, hedging or as a specimen plant. Grows appprox 5m x 5m.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 2-4m

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

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

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Scale, Thrips

Cultural Notes: Prefers a moist, well drained sunny site, prune as desired and fertilise annually with a long term slow release fertiliser. Images and information 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
Flower Colour: Cream
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Yes

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