Golf Ball Pittosporum
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball' PP #15,329
Full sun, Partial sun
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
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- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||pit-oh-SPOR-um ten-yoo-ih-FOH-lee-um|
|Lore||In 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 Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Even 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.|
|Foliage Color||Light Green|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Agapanthus (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