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(Pi- tos -po - rum) This invaluable New Zealand native shrub is the backbone of many gardens. Pittosporums are what we here at Wairere call a "performance plant" as they will suply the desired effect in planting schemes without being too demanding or fussy. The name comes from Greek 'pitta' meaning pitch and 'sporum' meaning seed which refers to the sticky seeds that apear after the flowers.  There are 200 species of Pittosporum many of which come from New Zealand. Pittosporums can be used as excellent stand alone feature plants, hedges, screens, windbreaks, shrubberies or topiary specimens. The highly ornamental, evergreen foliage almost always looks well groomed and is extremely tolerant of regular trimming.  




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aka Karo

Native. A small tree with dense, dark gray-green, leathery leaves that are furry and silver underneath. Clusters of small red-purple flowers appear in spring. Withstand high winds and salt spray. Tough and hardy. Excellent clipping qualities so suitable for hedging. Evergreen

 

Flower Colour: Burgundy
Habit: Upright compact dense
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Pittosporum Crassifolium - Karo

Current Stock Height: 20/30cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

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Pittosporum crassifolium

Current Stock Height: 50 cm

Container: 4l  ? 

$24.99

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Pittosporum crassifolium

New stock expected Middle of May, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $99.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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aka Lemonwood

A very popular tree which is fast growing and frequently used for hedging, shelter and as a singular specimen tree The leaves, have a lemon scent when crushed. Cream yellow flowers. Hardy to just about everything including attacks by oppossums. Evergreen.

 

Flower Colour: Yellow
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 3m

Pittosporum Eugenioides

New stock expected Middle of May, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $99.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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Pittosporum Eugenioides

New stock expected Middle of June, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $9.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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Native. You will want this naturally compact rounded Pittosporum because it looks great with it's limey green leaves. A great boarder plant that will look just as at home on your patio in a container or in the garden. Plant in full sun. Tough and hardy. Evergreen.

Pittorsporums love well drained fertile soil but are remarkably tolerant plants and will adapt to less than ideal conditions. They are hardy and generally healthy.

 

Habit: Compact rounded
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 60cm

Pittosporum Fankies Folly

New stock expected End of May, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $24.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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aka Kohuhu

Native. A dwarf compact form of Pittosporum which has glossy foliage in tones of green and gold. Forms a natural rounded shape without the need for lots of trimming though it is quite happy to have a haircut. Suitable for container planting. Sun or part shade, hardy and evergreen.


 

Flower Colour: Brown / Purple
Habit: compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 40cm x 40cm

Pittosporum Goldenball

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 2.4l  ? 

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aka Kohuhu

Native. You'll love this versatile little plant which forms a dense rounded ball of fresh green foliage that seldom needs clipping. Looks fabulous group planted or makes a natural topiary specimen for court-yard containers. Grows well in sun or part shade. PVR.

Pittorsporums love well drained fertile soil but are remarkably tolerant plants and will adapt to less than ideal conditions. They are hardy and generally healthy.

 

Flower Colour: Brown / Purple
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 80cm

Pittosporum Golfball

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aka Kohuhu

NZ Native. Fabulous foliage shrub with neat oval leaves of lime-yellow and green that look good all year round. Great for lighting up a dull corner of the garden or using as a background plant for white or cream planting schemes. Easy to grow, tolerant of clipping, sun or part shade. Evergreen.

 

Flower Colour: Brown / Purple
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.5m

Pittosporum T Limelight

Current Stock Height: 60/80 cm  ? 

Container: 6l  ? 

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Pittosporum T Limelight

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 4l  ? 

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aka Kohuhu

A compact dwarf form of the ever popular Pittosporum. 'Little Burger' has fresh green foliage all year round and grows in a natural rounded ball shape. Responds well to trimming. Grow in the sun in well drained soil. Hardy and evergreen.

 

Flower Colour: Brown
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 60cm

Pittosporum Little Burger

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 2.4l  ? 

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aka Kohuhu

NZ Native. This shrub is very well named - the tiny rounded leaves are a pale silvery green and certainly do seem to shimmer in the light. Forms a very nice background plant or can be used for hedging and topiary as it loves a regular hair-cut. Easy to grow in a sunny well drained spot. Evergreen.

 

Flower Colour: Brown / Purple
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.5m

Pittosporum Silver Sheen

Current Stock Height: 80/90 cm  ? 

Container: 6L  ? 

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aka Kohuhu

Native. You'll love this versatile little plant which forms a dense rounded ball of shimmering silver green foliage that seldom needs clipping. Looks fabulous group planted or makes a natural topiary specimen for court-yard containers. Grows well in sun or part shade. PVR.

 

Flower Colour: Brown / Purple
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 80cm

Pittosporum Silverball

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 2.4l  ? 

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aka Kohuhu

Native. Small dainty silver-green foliage set upon thin black stems creates an attractive shimmering picture as the light falls upon the foliage. Easy to grow in sun or part shade, will do best in deep fertile soil. Doesn't mind a haircut. Evergreen.

 

Flower Colour: Brown / Purple
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m

Pittosporum T Oliver Twist

Current Stock Height: 50 cm

Container: 2l  ? 

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