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Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball' - 80-90cm, 20lt

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball' - 80-90cm, 20lt

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Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball' is a compact, low-growing, rounded, evergreen shrub with slender, black stems, and oval, glossy, bright green leaves. Small, brownish to purple, sweetly fragrant flowers, bloom in spring and are followed by dark grey, encapsulated seeds. It is naturally globe-shaped and a great alternative to Buxus. Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball' can grow in various types of soil, but prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soils. It thrives in full sun or partial shade. The best leaf colour is achieved in sunny areas. It is sensitive to frost and needs to be sheltered from cold, winds. It is tolerant of drought, salt, therefore, suitable for coastal areas. Generally, disease-free. Low maintenance plant that tolerates hard pruning. Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball' is a lovely ornamental shrub, perfect for rock and gravel gardens, shrub borders, wall-side borders, or low hedges and screens in informal, cottage, coastal, and urban gardens. Excellent for growing in pots and containers.
  • Common Name

    Tawhiwhi 'Golf 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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