Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball'

Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Golf Ball’

  • Botanical name: Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball'
  • Family: Pittosporaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
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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'

  • Plant size

    1.2m height

    1.2m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • 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:

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

Plants that go well with Pittosporum 'Golf Ball'