There are a bewildering assortment of different forms of Pittosporum tenuifolium. This is chosen for its delicate leaf structure and vigour. It can be used for hedging, topiary or grown into a pretty little tree - in the right position to 25ft or more.

Any reasonably well drained soil but best in plenty of light.

Propagated by cuttings.

Features Hardiness rating
IF IT HAS AN AMBER TRAFFIC LIGHT

Hardy in the Home Counties if sensibly sited (avoiding severe frost pockets, for example). Many Amber Labelled Plants are from cuttings from well-established plants that have survived many harsh winters in the South-East.

This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.

Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.

General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.

Coastal, Hedges, Shrubs, Soft & Fluffy, Soil - Clay, Space & Light, Trees - Small Amber

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