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Oliver Twist Pittosporum

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Oliver Twist'

SKU
01680
A compact selection with small silvery-green leaves on thin black stems. Well suited to shearing to create a formal hedge. Unsheared, the airy habit allows sunlight to accentuate the silver sheen and the breeze to cause the leaves to shimmer. Evergreen.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationpit-oh-SPOR-um ten-yoo-ih-FOH-lee-um
Average Size at MaturityModerately growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 5 to 7 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseHedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttractive Bark, Easy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsLoropetalum (Loropetalum); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Blue Oat Grass (Helictotrichon); 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 periodic 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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