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

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

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Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Glo Ball' is a delightful and compact evergreen shrub, cherished for its unique and eye-catching ornamental features. Hailing from the Pittosporum genus, this cultivar is known for its striking spherical shape, which sets it apart from other members of the species.

This shrub's botanical name, Pittosporum tenuifolium, gives a nod to its slender, narrow leaves ('tenuifolium' referring to "thin leaves"), which are glossy, small olive green leaves with a creamy - yellow margin. These foliage characteristics lend a touch of elegance to any garden or landscape.

'Glo Ball' is truly distinctive due to its compact, rounded form, which resembles a perfectly manicured green globe. Its dense growth habit makes it an ideal choice for hedges, borders, or as an attractive stand-alone specimen plant. This rounded shape is easily maintained with light pruning to help it retain its appealing spherical appearance.

In spring, 'Glo Ball' surprises with tiny, inconspicuous maroon flowers that release a subtle, sweet fragrance. These blooms, while not showy, attract pollinators and add an extra layer of charm to the shrub.

One of the key advantages of Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Glo Ball' is its adaptability to a range of soil types and its ability to thrive in both full sun and partial shade, making it suitable for various garden settings. Its hardy nature also makes it relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal attention once established.

  • Common Name

    Tawhiwhi 'Glo Ball'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    New Zealand

  • Flower

    small, inconspicuous, maroon flowers

  • Foliage

    glossy, small olive green leaves with a creamy - yellow margin

  • 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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