Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Pom Pom’
Naturally forms a dense mound of small sea green leaves. Has small dark purple sweetly fragranced flowers in late spring-early summer.
Hardiness level Amber
Naturally forms a dense mound of small sea green leaves. Has small dark purple sweetly fragranced flowers in late spring-early summer. Forms a 4ft blob in 5 years. Trim after flowering to maintain shape and density.
Any reasonably well drained soil or partial shade. Good on the coast and as an alternative to box. Propagated by cuttings.
N.B. When clipping several plants with the same tool, have a bucket containing a 5% bleach solution and swish your blades around for 30 seconds between plants to sterilise them. This will help avoid the chance of cross contamination of disease.
As with all woody plants, plant high, exposing as much of the taper at the base of the trunk as possible. Allowing soil to accumulate round the base of a tree can be fatal. Keep very well watered when first planted.
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