Kohuhu

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Variegata'

Kohuhu - Pittosporum tenuifolium  'Variegata'

Common Name: Kohuhu
Genus: Pittosporum
Species: tenuifolium
Cultivar: 'Variegata'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Makes a good hedge

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 4.00 m (400 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Colour: Green, Grey/Silver, Cream

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Prized for its striking dark grey or black young stems clothed with distinctive wavy small grey-green leaves edged with cream this large bushy evergreen shrub or small tree forms a natural oval. It makes a lovely backdrop to a sunny well-drained border and responds well to light clipping into a more formal shape. An excellent plant for warm coastal areas where it can successfully be grown as an attractive variegated windbreak or hedge.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. To thin or reduce growth prune mid-spring and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.


     


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