Golf Ball Pittosporum

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball' PP #15,329

Pronunciation: pit-oh-SPOR-um ten-yoo-ih-FOH-lee-um
SKU #01658
8-11

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Allow soil to dry slightly before watering.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise, Compact Form
Problems/Solutions Tolerates Urban Pollution
Growth Rate Moderate
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge
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
Companion Plants Agapanthus (Agapanthus) Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Bottlebrush (Callistemon); Blue Oat Grass (Helictotrichon)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
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.

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