Pittosporums are typically grown for their dramatic foliage. Hardy in mild areas and seaside gardens, they may struggle in colder regions.
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 ‘Golf Ball’ is a compact shrub with a rounded shape, and bears small, pale green leaves. 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.
Grow Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Golf Ball’ in a sunny, sheltered site in well-drained soil. Protect from frost and winds.
How to grow Pittosporum 'Golf Ball'
South facing, west facing
Position in border
- Sun exposure: Full sun, partial shade
- Hardiness: Frost hardy
- Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy
Pittosporum 'Golf Ball' and wildlife
Pittosporum 'Golf Ball' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.
Is Pittosporum 'Golf Ball' poisonous?
Pittosporum 'Golf Ball' has no toxic effects reported.
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