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Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Silver Queen’

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

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Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

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

Purple

Foliage colour:

Silver

Pittosporums are excellent for sheltered gardens and costal areas where the climate is not to0 harsh. In these areas plants make good specimen trees or can be trimmed into neat hedges.

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Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Silver Queen’ is an attractive pittosporum, bearing attractive white markings on the edge of its leaves. During late spring and early summer small, bell-shaped, purple flowers are produced in clusters, followed by spherical brown seed capsules. The foliage also lasts well when cut, making it a good accompaniment to flowers.

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Grow Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Silver Queen’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Propagate by taking softwood cuttings in summer, and prune in late-winter only to tidy the general shape of the shrub. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or garden compost.

How to grow Pittosporum 'Silver Queen'

  • Plant size

    4m height

    4m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Pittosporum 'Silver Queen' and wildlife

Pittosporum 'Silver Queen' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Pittosporum 'Silver Queen' poisonous?

Pittosporum 'Silver Queen' 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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