Pittosporum Tenuifolium Tom Thumb
Pittosporums are typically grown for their dramatic foliage. Hardy in mild areas and seaside gardens, they may struggle in colder regions.
Pittosporum tenuifolium is one of the hardiest pittosporums, bearing neat, evergreen foliage on gorgeous black stems. Some varieties bear inconspicuous, dark purple honey-scented flowers.
Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Tom Thumb’ is a compact shrub with a rounded shape, and bears small, dark purple leaves. It’s ideal for growing against a south-facing wall or as a display in its own right in a gravel garden or container. Alternatively, pair with ornamental grasses or other foliage plants such as choisya.
Grow Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Tom Thumb’ in a sunny, sheltered site in well-drained soil. Protect from frost and winds.
Mature Height: 100cm
Mature Spread: 60cm
Soil type: Well-drained, Light, Sandy
Light: Full Sun
Hardiness: Frost Hardy