Emerald Wave® Pittosporum

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Star'

SKU
02597
Small, light green, wavy-edged leaves on red-black stems make this shrub a striking hedge or landscape specimen. Its naturally dense form and drought tolerance means little effort is required to maintain its appearance. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationpit-oh-SPOR-um ten-yoo-ih-FOH-lee-um
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorBrown
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsLoropetalum (Loropetalum); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Blue Oat Grass (Heliotrichon); Bottlebrush (Callistemon)

Provide average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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