Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Variegatum’

Common Name : pittosporum tenuifolium 'Variegatum'Type : ShrubHabit : BushyHeight : 1.5-2.5 metresSpread : 1.5-2.5 metresFlower colour : PurpleFlowering from : Aprilto AprilFoliage : EvergreenFoliage colour : Olive green& PurpleHardiness : H4
Hardy through most of the UK -10° to -5°
Sunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - WinterTo be Sheltered

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.


2017. Planted in mixed border East to replace dead Lavatera ‘Barnsley’.

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