Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb'
Tawhiwhi - 3 litres
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb' is a superb dwarf evergreen with small leaves which begin green but turn a rich, deep purple. Forms a neat, dense mound, 90cm high and wide, remaining perfectly compact even without trimming. Delightful at the front of a mixed border. Valued by flower arrangers.
Thrives especially in mild and coastal areas, but will survive all but severe winters in colder inland areas provided it is planted in well-drained soil, in a warm site sheltered from cold winds. If grown in a container requires protection from frost in winter.
This plant has an RHS Award of Garden Merit.
British nursery grown.
|Awards||RHS Award of Garden Merit|
|Botanical name||Pittosporum tenuifolium|
|British nursery grown||Y|
|Flowering time||Spring, Summer|
|Foliage colour||Brown, Green, Purple|
|Plant type||Evergreen Shrubs|
|Season of interest||Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter|
|Time to maturity||5 - 10 years|
|Ultimate height||0.6m - 1m|
|Ultimate spread||0.6m - 1m|