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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

 

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

Pittosporum crassifolium

Current Stock Height: 20/30cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

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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.


 

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

Pittosporum Goldenball

New stock expected mid February, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $22.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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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.

 

Colour: Brown / Purple
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x 50cm

Pittosporum Golfball

Current Stock Height: 15/25 cm  ? 

Container: 2.4l  ? 

$22.99

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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.

 

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

Pittosporum T Limelight

Container: 4L  ? 

$21.99

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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.

 

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

Pittosporum Little Burger

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aka Pittosporum

Native. A lovely new variety of Pittosporum with small pale green leaves and black stems. Neat and tidy upright habit. Great for hedging. Plant in sun to part shade in well drained soil. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Purple
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 1.5m

Pittosporum Mountain Jade

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 4l  ? 

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Pittosporum Mountain Jade

Current Stock Height: 80/110 cm  ? 

Container: 8.5l  ? 

$59.99

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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.

 

Colour: Brown / Purple
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x 50cm

Pittosporum Silverball

New stock expected early February, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $22.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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aka Kohuhu

Native. An easy to grow and well behaved native tree with attractive, undulating, pale green foliage. The small dark purple flowers emit a heady fragrance in the spring evening air. Great for screening, hedges and for background foliage. Trims well. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Purple / Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Pittosporum Tenuifolium

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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Pittosporum Tenuifolium

Current Stock Height: 60/70 cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

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aka Kohuhu

A very attractive form of our NZ Pittosporum that forms a neat, evergreen tree ideal for screening or hedging. Glossy, wavy leaves of mid grey-green on stems that have a bluish hue. Easy and quick growing, trims well. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Brown
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Pittosporum T Wrinkle Blue

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: 2l  ? 

$19.99

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