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Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Gold Ball' (Golden Ball) - Height 40-60cm - Width 70-80cm - 30lt

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Gold Ball' (Golden Ball) - Height 40-60cm - Width 70-80cm - 30lt

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Pittosporum 'Golden Ball' is an exceptional evergreen shrub that stands out in the world of landscaping for its unique and vibrant foliage. This cultivar, belonging to the Pittosporaceae family, is renowned for its striking appearance, compact form, and its ability to add a splash of gold to the garden.

'Golden Ball' is a relatively compact shrub, typically growing to a height of 3-4 feet and spreading 3-4 feet as well. Its rounded shape and dense growth habit make it an ideal choice for small gardens, borders, or as an eye-catching accent plant. Its diminutive size also makes it suitable for container gardening, allowing you to enjoy its golden charm even in limited spaces.

What sets Pittosporum 'Golden Ball' apart is its captivating foliage. The leaves are small, oval, and feature a bright, golden-yellow hue that persists throughout the year. This vibrant colouration serves as a striking contrast to the typical green foliage found in most gardens, making 'Golden Ball' an attention-grabbing addition.

In late spring to early summer, 'Golden Ball' produces inconspicuous, dark purple flowers that are subtly fragrant. While the flowers themselves may not be showstoppers, they do attract pollinators like bees and butterflies to the garden.

One of the outstanding qualities of 'Golden Ball' is its adaptability to various growing conditions. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and is relatively low-maintenance once established. This hardy shrub can withstand drought conditions, making it an excellent choice for water-wise landscapes.

In summary, Pittosporum 'Golden Ball' is a dazzling evergreen shrub that commands attention with its radiant, golden foliage. Its compact size, unique colouration, and adaptability make it a valuable asset in garden design, whether used as a striking focal point, a border plant, or a potted specimen. This cultivar adds a touch of luxury and warmth to any garden, elevating its visual appeal and creating a captivating landscape.

  • Common Name

    Tawhiwhi 'Golden Ball'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin

  • Flower

    small, brownish to purple, sweetly fragrant flowers

  • Foliage

    oval, glossy, bright green leaves

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, rounded

Preferred Location


South–facing or 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




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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