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Pittosporum tenuifolium Bannow Bay - Height 40-60cm - Width 70-90cm - 30lt

Pittosporum tenuifolium Bannow Bay - Height 40-60cm - Width 70-90cm - 30lt

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Pittosporum 'Bannow Bay' is a remarkable evergreen shrub that enchants garden enthusiasts with its elegant appearance and versatility. Belonging to the Pittosporaceae family, this cultivar is prized for its lush foliage, compact growth habit, and suitability for a variety of garden settings.

Standing at a moderate height of 6-8 feet and spreading about 4-6 feet, 'Bannow Bay' is a well-behaved shrub that fits seamlessly into both small and large landscapes. Its compact, rounded shape makes it an excellent choice for hedges, borders, or as a standalone specimen plant.

The most striking feature of Pittosporum 'Bannow Bay' is its foliage. The leaves are glossy, deep green, and oval-shaped, creating a lush and vibrant appearance throughout the year. This dense foliage serves as an attractive backdrop for other plants and provides year-round interest, making it a popular choice for garden design.

In addition to its aesthetic appeal, 'Bannow Bay' emits a delightful fragrance from its small, inconspicuous flowers, adding an aromatic dimension to your garden. These fragrant blossoms typically appear in late spring to early summer, attracting pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

One of the standout characteristics of 'Bannow Bay' is its adaptability to various environmental conditions. It thrives in both full sun and partial shade, making it a versatile choice for a wide range of garden locations. It also demonstrates good tolerance to drought once established, making it suitable for regions with varying moisture levels.

Overall, Pittosporum 'Bannow Bay' is a versatile and visually appealing evergreen shrub that enhances garden aesthetics year-round. Its compact growth, glossy green foliage, fragrant flowers, and adaptability to different settings make it a valuable addition to gardens, providing both beauty and functionality to any landscape. Whether used as a hedging plant, a specimen shrub, or a foundation planting, 'Bannow Bay' is sure to elevate the charm of any outdoor space.

  • Common Name

    tawhiwhi 'Bannow Bay'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin

  • Flower

    mall, honey-scented, bell-shaped dark purple flowers

  • Foliage

    small, grey-green, wavy-margined, glossy leaves with a creamy-white edge, aging to mottled green tinted pink then crimson in winter

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

0.5–1 m

Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


West–facing or South–facing or East–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period


spring, summer


all year



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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