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Pittosporum Irene Paterson - 160-180cm - 25lt

Pittosporum Irene Paterson - 160-180cm - 25lt

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Pittosporum ‘Irene Paterson’ is a slow-growing, rounded, mound-forming, evergreen shrub with black twigs and unusual, wavy-margined, leathery, white leaves that turn greener when older, and are flushed pink in winter. Small, discrete, but very fragrant dark-purple, bell-shaped flowers bloom in late spring and summer. Pittosporum ‘Irene Paterson’ can grow in a wider range of soils, but prefers fertile, light, moist, well-drained soils in full sun. It is resistant to sea-salt and coastal conditions, but it prefers to be slightly back from the sea. It can withstand frost, but needs to be sheltered from harsh and drying winter winds in colder climates. Low maintenance plant, doesn’t require pruning. Pittosporum ‘Irene Paterson’, with its silvery, variegated leaves and lovely scent is an attractive plant ideal for coastal areas, but also suitable for cottage and urban gardens. Excellent for informal hedges and screens, for shrub borders, and wall-side borders. Great for growing in pots and containers.
  • Common Name

    Tawhiwhi or Kohuhu 'Irene Paterson'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Native To

    New Zealand

  • Flower

    small, discrete, fragrant dark-purple, bell-shaped flowers

  • Foliage

    wavy-margined, leathery, white leaves, greener when older, flushed pink in winter

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


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

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun

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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