Tasman Ruffles Pittosporum

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tasman Ruffles'

SKU
05142
One of the best and hardiest selections of the New Zealand native species, this evergreen shrub has clean green foliage with creamy white margins, and a dense, conical frame. A candidate for one of the most distinctive, handsome, tidy and low maintenance hedging plants in a contemporary garden setting.
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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 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitColumnar, Pyramidal
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
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 slow-release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a more formal appearance, periodically prune lightly to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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