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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Silver Queen'

Commonly known as Kohuhu, Parchment bark

Leaves suffused silvery-grey with narrow white margins
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£15.00 each
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Any 3+ £13.00 each

  • Evergreen - thinly leathery, glossy leaves 2.5-6cm (1-2½in) long.
  • Brown or black - black-red
  • Height - to 4m (13ft)
  • Spread - to 2m (6½ft)
  • Hedge - Ideal for hedging - suitable for a coastal hedge if some protection given from direct sea-winds
  • Tall Shrub - dark-stemmed, bushy shrub, erect and fast-growing when young, slower-growing with age. 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
  • 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 - Coastal / windswept - - slightly back from the sea with more shelter in milder areas
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Silver variegated -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - honey-scented
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
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to 4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  to 2m (6½ft)
 

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