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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

Current Stock Height: 50 cm

Container: 4l  ? 

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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

Current Stock Height: 50/60 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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Pittosporum Eugenioides

Current Stock Height: 50/60 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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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.


 

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

Pittosporum Goldenball

New stock expected End of Spring, 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.

 

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

Pittosporum Golfball

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 2.4l  ? 

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Pittosporum Golfball

New stock expected Middle of March, 2023. Pre-order now. Estimated price $44.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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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: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 2.4l  ? 

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aka Kohuhu

A hardy grower with grey-green oval leaves that have cream-white margins. Easy, rapid grower. Excellent as a specimen or for shelter or grown as a hedge Purple spring flowers scent the air with their sweet fragrance. Evergreen

Trim to maintain shape and size

 

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

Pittosporum Miracle

Current Stock Height: 110/120  ? 

Container: 25l  ? 

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aka Kohuhu

A particularly nice form of Pittosporum with fresh green glossy foliage that always looks good. Perfect plant for screens and hedging as it responds well to clipping. Happiest in sun or part shade and likes well drained fertile soil, is tolerant of less than ideal conditions. Hardy and evergreen.

Pittosporums bloom in spring with inconspicuous dark purple-brown flowers that will only come to your attention when you notice their strong fragrance on the evening air.

 

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

Pittosporum T Mountain Green

Current Stock Height: 25/30 cm  ? 

Container: 2l  ? 

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Pittosporum T Mountain Green

Current Stock Height: 50/60 cm  ? 

Container: 2l  ? 

$19.99

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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.

 

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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Pittosporum Silverball

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aka Kohuhu

Light up your landscape with this 'world famous in the Waikato' version of the ever popular Pittosporum. Small golden variegated foliage and a nice compact habit. Clips well if you would like to use as a hedge. Very hardy and easy to grow in just about any conditions. Evergreen

 

Flower Colour: Purple / Red
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 3m

Pittosporum Tandarra Gold

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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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.

 

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

Pittosporum T Wrinkle Blue

Current Stock Height: 50/60 cm  ? 

Container: 5l  ? 

$21.99

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