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Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Beach Ball' - 15-25cm - 3lt

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Beach Ball' - 15-25cm - 3lt

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Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Beach Ball' is an evergreen shrub that adds a touch of elegance to any garden or landscape. Native to New Zealand, this cultivar of Pittosporum tenuifolium is prized for its compact, rounded growth habit and striking foliage. Its botanical name, Pittosporum tenuifolium, refers to the narrow leaves that are characteristic of the species.

The 'Beach Ball' variety stands out with its dense, spherical form, which makes it an excellent choice for hedging, topiary, or as a focal point in garden beds. The glossy, deep green leaves are small and slender, creating a lush, dense canopy that retains its colour and shape throughout the year. These leaves provide an attractive contrast to other plants and bring a sense of vibrancy to any garden.

In spring, 'Beach Ball' produces small, inconspicuous purple-black flowers with a sweet, honey-like fragrance. While the flowers may not be the main feature of this cultivar, they are a delightful bonus that can attract pollinators like bees to your garden. Additionally, the plant's compact growth and rounded shape make it easy to maintain and trim as needed, ensuring it retains its spherical appearance.

This Pittosporum tenuifolium cultivar is known for its versatility. It thrives in a variety of soil types and is relatively low-maintenance once established. It can tolerate both full sun and partial shade, making it adaptable to different garden conditions. 'Beach Ball' is also suitable for coastal gardens, as it can withstand salt spray and windy conditions.

Whether used as a border plant, as part of a formal garden design, or simply as an attractive feature in your landscape, Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Beach Ball' is a versatile and visually appealing choice. Its lush green foliage, compact growth habit, and adaptability make it a favourite among gardeners looking to add a touch of sophistication and charm to their outdoor spaces.

  • Common Name

    Tawhiwhi 'Beach Ball'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    New Zealand

  • Flower

    small, inconspicuous, purple flowers

  • Foliage

    glossy, deep green, small and slender

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


West–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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