Pittosporum

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(Pi- tos -po - rum) This invaluable New Zealand native shrub is the backbone of many gardens. Pittosporums are what we here at Wairere call a "performance plant" as they will suply the desired effect in planting schemes without being too demanding or fussy. The name comes from Greek 'pitta' meaning pitch and 'sporum' meaning seed which refers to the sticky seeds that apear after the flowers.  There are 200 species of Pittosporum many of which come from New Zealand. Pittosporums can be used as excellent stand alone feature plants, hedges, screens, windbreaks, shrubberies or topiary specimens. The highly ornamental, evergreen foliage almost always looks well groomed and is extremely tolerant of regular trimming.  




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Picture of Pittosporum Eugenioides

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A very popular tree which is fast growing and frequently used for hedging, shelter and as a specimen tree, it also makes an attractive feature plant. The leaves, have a lemon scent when crushed. Cream yellow flowers. Hardy to just about everything including attacks by oppossums. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Yellow
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 3m

Pittosporum Eugenioides

Current Stock Height: 70/100 cm  ? 

Container: 1.3l  ? 

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Picture of Pittosporum Goldenball

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Native. A dwarf compact form of Pittosporum which has glossy foliage in tones of green and gold. Forms a natural rounded shape without the need for lots of trimming though it is quite happy to have a haircut. Suitable for container planting. Sun or part shade, hardy and evergreen.


 

Colour: Brown / Purple
Habit: compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 40cm x 40cm

Pittosporum Goldenball

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 2.4l  ? 

$21.99


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Picture of Pittosporum Golfball

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Native. You'll love this versatile little plant which forms a dense rounded ball of fresh green foliage that seldom needs clipping. Looks fabulous group planted or makes a natural topiary specimen for court-yard containers. Grows well in sun or part shade. PVR.

Pittorsporums love well drained fertile soil but are remarkably tolerant plants and will adapt to less than ideal conditions. They are hardy and generally healthy.

 

Colour: Brown / Purple
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x 50cm

Pittosporum Golfball

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 2.4l  ? 

$21.99


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Picture of Pittosporum Jade

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Native. Kohuhu. This form of one of our favourite native shrubs has soft jade green foliage and a neat compact habit. Easy to grow in sun or part shade. Will do best with fertile well drained soil. Responds well to trimming so is useful for hedging and screens. Hardy and evergreen.

 

Colour: Brown / Purple
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 1m

Pittosporum T Jade

Current Stock Height: 110/120 cm  ? 

Container: 12l  ? 

$79.99


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Picture of Pittosporum Mountain Green

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NZ Native. A particularly nice form of Pittosporum with fresh green glossy foliage that always looks good. Perfect plant for screens and hedging as it responds well to clipping. Happiest in sun or part shade and likes well drained fertile soil however is tolerant of less than ideal conditions. Hardy and evergreen.

Pittosporums bloom in spring with inconspicuous dark purple-brown flowers that will only come to your attention when you notice their strong fragrance on the evening air.

 

Colour: Brown / Purple
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m

Pittosporum T Mountain Green

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 1l  ? 

$12.99

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Picture of Pittosporum Mountain Jade

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Native. A lovely new variety of Pittosporum with small pale green leaves and black stems. Neat and tidy upright habit. Great for hedging. Plant in sun to part shade in well drained soil. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Purple
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 1.5m

Pittosporum Mountain Jade

Current Stock Height: 130/160 cm  ? 

Container: 12l  ? 

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Picture of Pittosporum Silver Sheen

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NZ Native. This shrub is very well named - the tiny rounded leaves are a pale silvery green and certainly do seem to shimmer in the light. Forms a very nice background plant or can be used for hedging and topiary as it loves a regular hair-cut. Easy to grow in a sunny well drained spot. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Brown / Purple
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1.5m

Pittosporum Silver Sheen

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: 5l  ? 

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Pittosporum Silver Sheen

Current Stock Height: 130/150 cm  ? 

Container: 12l  ? 

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Picture of Pittosporum Silverball

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Native. You'll love this versatile little plant which forms a dense rounded ball of shimmering silver green foliage that seldom needs clipping. Looks fabulous group planted or makes a natural topiary specimen for court-yard containers. Grows well in sun or part shade. PVR.

 

Colour: Brown / Purple
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x 50cm

Pittosporum Silverball

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 2.4l  ? 

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Native. Grey green leaves outlined in creamy white make this evergreen native shrub a welcome and useful contrast plant for the border or shrubbery. Generally well behaved and easy to grow. Prefers a sunny spot.


 

Colour: Purple / Red
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 2m

Pittosporum Tenufolium Variegata

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 5l  ? 

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A very attractive form of our NZ Pittosporum that forms a neat, evergreen tree ideal for screening or hedging. Glossy, wavy leaves of mid grey-green on stems that have a bluish hue. Easy and quick growing, trims well. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Brown
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5m x 3m

Pittosporum T Wrinkle Blue

Current Stock Height: 70/80 cm  ? 

Container: 4l  ? 

$19.99


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Pittosporum T Wrinkle Blue

Current Stock Height: 130/150 cm  ? 

Container: 12l  ? 

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