Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Gold Star'

Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Gold Star’

  • Botanical name: Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Gold Star'
  • Family: Pittosporaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Variegation

Pittosporums are typically grown for their dramatic foliage. Hardy in mild areas and seaside gardens, they may struggle in colder regions.

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Pittosporum tenuifolium is one of the hardiest pittosporums, bearing neat, evergreen foliage on gorgeous black stems. Some varieties bear inconspicuous, dark purple honey-scented flowers.

Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Gold Star’ is a compact shrub with a rounded shape, and bears small, pale green leaves with cream midribs. It’s ideal for growing against a south-facing wall or as a display in its own right in a gravel garden or container. Alternatively, pair with ornamental grasses or other foliage plants such as choisya.

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Grow Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Gold Star’ in a sunny, sheltered site in well-drained soil.  Protect from frost and winds.

How to grow Pittosporum 'Gold Star'

  • Plant size

    2m height

    2m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

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Pittosporum 'Gold Star' and wildlife

Pittosporum 'Gold Star' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Pittosporum 'Gold Star' poisonous?

Pittosporum 'Gold Star' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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