Pittosporum variegatum



Pittosporum tenuifolium vargiegatum is a compact evergreen shrub. There are several varieties, some of the varieties we typically stock are listed below.

Pittosporum tenuifolium Elizabeth is an upright evergreen shrub. Wavy edged green leaves with cream edges and flushes of pink. Can grow up to 4m in height and spread.

Pittosporum tenuifolium Irene Paterson is a slow-growing shrub with dark purplish stems and dark green leaves with white veins and edging. In winter the leaves can be tinged in pink. Can grow up to 1.5m in height and spread.

Pittosporum tenuifolium Silver Ball is a slow-growing compact evergreen plant. Naturally dome forming, this variety works great when pruned into ball-shaped plants. Planted on their own or together in a bed with other evergreen shrubs and pittosporum tom thumb. Approx growth up to a 1m and spread. Grey-green leaves that have white margins.

Pittosporum tenuifolium Golden Ball is a variety that has dramatic golden yellow foliage when young which mature to yellow-green. In May and June they can produce small purple scented flowers. Can be left to grow naturally as a tall shrub or pruned for topiary. Approx growth up to a 1m and spread.

Whether you are looking for a small-medium-sized plant to prune into a ball-shape or a larger upright shrub, pittosporum variegated are a great addition to any garden.

Plant Info
  • Approx. growing habit: Varies depending on variety.
  • Sun exposure:  Full sun preferred but can tolerate dappled shade. 
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Moist but well-drained, chalk, loam, sandy.
  • Plant care: Pruning, if required should be carried out in late winter or early spring. For pruning or for topiary we recommend using Okatsune secateurs. For larger shrubs, shears or mini shears may be more appropriate. 

Stock Availability

We do not have this plant available to purchase online as our stock levels are constantly changing. Please use the link below to contact us about our current stock.

Plants can be purchased from our garden centre or delivered to your door via a courier or palletized service.

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