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Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Wrinkled Blue' - 15-25cm - 3lt

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Wrinkled Blue' - 15-25cm - 3lt

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Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Wrinkled Blue' is a striking and unique evergreen shrub that hails from New Zealand. Its botanical name, Pittosporum tenuifolium, refers to its slender, fine foliage, and 'Wrinkled Blue' aptly describes the distinctive features of this particular cultivar.

This ornamental shrub typically reaches a height of 2 to 4 meters, forming an attractive, compact, and rounded shape. The real charm of 'Wrinkled Blue' lies in its leaves, which are indeed the highlight of the plant. The foliage is characterized by its intriguingly wavy and deeply wrinkled texture, which gives it a distinctive and eye-catching appearance. The leaves are a rich blue-green colour, creating a beautiful contrast against other plants in the garden.

In late spring to early summer, 'Wrinkled Blue' produces small, inconspicuous, dark purple to black flowers that emit a sweet fragrance. While these blooms may not be the primary attraction of the plant, they add a subtle charm and can be mildly fragrant.

One of the remarkable qualities of Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Wrinkled Blue' is its adaptability to various garden conditions. It thrives in well-drained soil and can tolerate both full sun and partial shade, making it a versatile choice for gardeners. Additionally, it's known for its resistance to coastal conditions, making it a suitable option for gardens near the sea.

This cultivar's versatility extends to its use in landscaping. 'Wrinkled Blue' is excellent as a specimen plant, providing a unique focal point in the garden. It can also be used for hedging, as its dense foliage creates an effective screen or boundary. The shrub is relatively low-maintenance, requiring minimal pruning to maintain its shape and remove any dead or damaged growth.

  • Common Name

    Tawhiwhi 'Wrinkled Blue'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    New Zealand

  • Flower

    small, inconspicuous, dark purple to black flowers

  • Foliage

    Silver-blue, wavy edge foliage on dark stems

  • 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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