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.
Pittosporumtenuifolium '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.
Grow Pittosporumtenuifolium '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.
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.