Pittosporum Tenuifolium Elizabeth
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: May to June
- Hardiness: frost hardy
Each of the gently ruffled grey-green leaves has an irregular cream margin, which flushes pink – particularly in colder weather. A handsome specimen for a sheltered garden, it’s also useful for creating an informal screen. It’s primarily grown for its year-round foliage, which is sought after by florists, however the small (insignificant really), deep purple flowers have a deliciously sweet honey-like perfume that will fill the surrounding air.?
Garden care:Requires minimal pruning. To thin or reduce growth prune mid-spring and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.
Eventual height & spread – 4M * 4M