PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium

Commonly known as Kohuhu, Parchment bark

Green foliage
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    wavy-margined, thinly leathery, mid-green leaves 2.5-6cm (1-2½in) long
  • Brown or black
    Black-red
  • Height
    4-10m (13-33ft)
  • Spread
    2-5m (6½-16ft)
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
    Suitable for a coastal hedge if some protection given from direct sea-winds
  • Tall Shrub
    Erect and fast-growing when young. Dark-grey to black young stems. Produces flowers in small, few-flowered, axillary clusters followed by grey-black seed capsules
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
    Borderline
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium

 
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  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Leaf spot, powdery mildew
    Place of origin
    New Zealand
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    Bell-shaped
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
    Border
    Suitable for a large shrub border
    Coastal / windswept
    Slightly back from the sea with more shelter in milder areas
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
    Borderline
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    honey-scented.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
4-10m (13-33ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2-5m (6½-16ft)
 

Buy Varieties of PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Abbotsbury Gold'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Abbotsbury Gold'

Kohuhu, Parchment bark

bright greenish-yellow blotches in the centre of the young leaves which become less distinct on maturity

 
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Atropurpureum'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Atropurpureum'

Kohuhu

green new growth. Leaves then become purplish-brown

 
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Elizabeth'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Elizabeth'

Kohuhu, Parchment bark

cream and green with distinctive pink edge. Hardy

 
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium Garnettii'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium Garnettii'

Kohuhu, Parchment bark

('Saundersii') - rounded leaves are variegated white on cream

 
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Gold Star'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Gold Star'

Kohuhu, Parchment bark

with variegated foliage and a gold star in the centre

 
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Golf Ball'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Golf Ball'

Kohuhu, Parchment bark

a new variety which is a pure light green and makes an excellent hedge or topiary with minimal trimming. It does not become leggy and its leaves hold on the lower branches

 
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Irene Paterson'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Irene Paterson'

Kohuhu, Parchment bark

('Snow') - green speckled white

 
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Silver Ball'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Silver Ball'

Kohuhu, Parchment bark

very dense natural ball of shiny, grey-green leaves edged with white. Small, honey-scented flowers

 
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Silver Queen'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Silver Queen'

Kohuhu, Parchment bark

leaves suffused silvery-grey with narrow white margins

 
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Tandara Gold'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Tandara Gold'

Kohuhu, Parchment bark

compact shrub with small leaves variegated green and gold and set off against black stems

 
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb'

Kohuhu, Parchment bark

dwarf purple new growth emerges light green

 
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Variegatum'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Variegatum'

Kohuhu, Parchment bark

silver green leaves margined cream

 
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Victoria'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Victoria'

Kohuhu, Parchment bark

a new and hardy variety with pale silvery green leaves edged white. The leaves become tinged dark pink in winter

 
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Warnham Gold'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Warnham Gold'

Kohuhu, Parchment bark

young leaves greenish-gold and maturing golden-yellow with wavy edges

 
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Wrinkled Blue'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Wrinkled Blue'

Kohuhu, Parchment bark

individual leaves are wrinkled with a bluish tinge. Strong growing form

 
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