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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: 60/70  ? 

Container: 5l  ? 

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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

Current Stock Height: 20/30 cm  ? 

Container: 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

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.

 

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

Pittosporum Golfball

Current Stock Height: 20/25 cm  ? 

Container: 2.4l  ? 

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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.

 

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

Pittosporum Little Burger

Current Stock Height: 10 cm

Container: 2.4l  ? 

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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: 110/120 cm  ? 

Container: 8.5l  ? 

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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.

 

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

Pittosporum Silver Sheen

Current Stock Height: 70/80 cm  ? 

Container: 5l  ? 

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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

Current Stock Height: 10/20 cm  ? 

Container: 2.4l  ? 

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aka Kohu Kohu

This is a tough and hardy little native shrub that will grow just about anywhere including dry, windy coastal sites. Thick rounded grey green foliage and a nice compact habit make it ideal as a background filler or a low hedge. Fragrant flowers in spring followed by berries. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Red
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2.5m

Pittosporum Stephens Island

Current Stock Height: 130/150  ? 

Container: 18l  ? 

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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.

 

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

Pittosporum Tandarra Gold

Current Stock Height: 50/70  ? 

Container: 5l  ? 

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