Pittosporum tenuifolium

Botanical Name: Pittosporum tenuifolium

Phonetic: Pit-O-spore-um ten-U-i-foal-ee-um

Common Name(s): Kohuhu/Black-Stem Pittosporum

Family: Pittosporaceae
Origin: New Zealand (North and South Islands)
Plant Type: Shrub
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, wavy margins and pointed apex
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Glossy medium green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Early spring
Flower Color(s): Inconspicuous pink flowers

Exposure: Full sun to part shade
USDA: 8-11
Climate Zone(s): 9, 14-17, 19-24
Growth Rate: Fast               
Height: 15-25 Feet
Spread: 10-15 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Soil: Average, loamy soils

Features: Dense and upright growing shrub, dark stems, small orange fruit
Uses: Screening, clipped hedges, formal hedges

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