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Golf Ball Pittosporum

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball' PP #15,329

This dense, formal, low-maintenance form is ideal in containers or as a low hedge in place of a boxwood. A great choice to line a walkway or surround a rose or perennial garden. Provides year-round beauty with bright green foliage, maintaining a natural rounded shape that seldom needs pruning. Evergreen.
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Allow soil to dry slightly before watering.

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Botanical Pronunciationpit-oh-SPOR-um ten-yoo-ih-FOH-lee-um
LoreIn New Zealand, the Maori people called the plant tawhiwhi. They knew that the plant had a toxic effect on fish, due to the naturally occurring saponins. Traditionally, hunting tribes used it to fish by adding large quantities of the ground-up plant in small pools of water, thereby stunning the fish.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasEven growth and dense habit yield a near perfect shrub for hedges in formal gardens, parterres and as edging for walks and entries. Single specimens lend themselves to simply sheared geometric shapes. Light pruning renders a tidy natural form and reliable source of bright green in mixed beds and borders. Well adapted to growing in containers for semi-formal effects on porch, patio or terrace.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsAllow soil to dry slightly before watering.
Companion PlantsAgapanthus (Agapanthus) Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Bottlebrush (Callistemon); Blue Oat Grass (Helictotrichon)

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

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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