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Pittosporum 'Garnettii'

Pittosporum

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by Mark Bolton, copyright GAP Photos (25827)

Plant details

Pittosporums are excellent for coastal regions where the climate is generally milder than inland. In these areas plants make good specimen trees or can be trimmed into neat hedges. 'Garnettii' is deservedly one of the most popular cultivars. It forms a large spreading bush with attractive creamy-white markings on the edges of its leaves. During late spring and early summer small, bell-shaped, purple flowers are produced in clusters followed by spherical brown seed capsules. Foliage of this plant makes an excellent accompaniment to cut flowers.

Family: Pittosporaceae

Genus: Pittosporum

Cultivar: Garnettii

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Silver variegation

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 400cm

Spread: 400cm

Time to take cuttings: June to July


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