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Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Cratus' | Kohuhu - 100-120cm - 25lt

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Cratus' | Kohuhu - 100-120cm - 25lt

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Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Cratus' is a compact evergreen shrub that is popular for its attractive foliage and easy maintenance. The plant typically grows to a height of 1.5 to 2 meters, with a spread of around 1 meter. The glossy, dark green leaves are narrow and elongated, measuring around 2-3 cm long and 0.5 cm wide. The new growth is a vibrant lime-green color, which contrasts beautifully against the darker, mature foliage.

In late spring to early summer, the plant produces small, inconspicuous, dark-purple flowers that have a subtle, sweet fragrance. These are followed by small, reddish-brown, woody capsules that contain tiny seeds. While the flowers are not particularly showy, they do add interest to the plant and attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Cratus' is a hardy and versatile shrub that can grow in a range of soil types and tolerates a variety of conditions. It prefers a sunny or partially shaded spot and benefits from regular watering. The plant can be pruned to maintain its shape and size, and it responds well to being trimmed back hard if needed.

Overall, Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Cratus' is an excellent choice for gardeners looking for a low-maintenance, evergreen shrub with attractive foliage and a subtle floral display. It works well in borders, mixed planting schemes, and as a low hedge or screen.

  • Common Name

    Kohuhu 'Cratus', Tawhiwhi 'Cratus'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    New Zealand

  • Flower

    small, reddish-brown, woody capsules

  • Foliage

    Glossy, dark green, elongated leaves

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

columnar upright

Preferred Location


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

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

Tolerates a range of soils

Growing Period




all year



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