Pittosporum

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb'

Pittosporum - Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb'

Common Name: Pittosporum
Genus: Pittosporum
Species: tenuifolium
Cultivar: 'Tom Thumb'

The Greek translation of Pittosporum refers to the tar like substance that coats the seeds on these plants.

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Makes a good hedge, Provides winter colour

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Colour: Purple

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Small, evergreen shrub. Primarily grown for its attractive purple foliage. Can be used as a hedging plant, best grown in a sheltered spot.

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