Pittosporum variegatum - 40-60cm, 5lt

Pittosporum variegatum - 40-60cm, 5lt

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Pittosporum variegatum is an upright, rounded, evergreen shrub or small tree with black stems and oval, luminous, wavy-edged, grey-green leaves with narrow, irregular, creamy-white margins. Clusters of tiny, fragrant, dark purple flowers bloom in spring and summer. Pittosporum variegatum is easily grown in fertile, moist, well-drained soils, in full sun, but can tolerate partial shade. It can adapt to various types of soil, as long as they are well-drained. It thrives in mild climates, in sunny, sheltered positions. It is tolerant of sea salt, therefore, perfect for coastal areas. In colder climates, it should be protected from harsh, drying winds. Low maintenance plant. Generally, disease-free. Tolerant of hard pruning. Pittosporum variegatum is great as a specimen plant, or planted in groups, in cottage, urban, or coastal gardens. Perfect for hedges and screens, as a windbreak or hiding hedge. Useful for mixed and shrub borders. Suitable for growing in containers.
  • Common Name

    Tawhiwhi 'Variegatum'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    New Zealand

  • Flower

    tiny, fragrant, dark purple flowers

  • Foliage

    oval, luminous, wavy-edged, grey-green leaves with narrow, irregular, creamy-white margins

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, columnar upright

Preferred Location


South–facing or East–facing or West–facing

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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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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