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PITTOSPORUM crassifolium 'Variegatum'

Commonly known as Karo

Grey-green leaves variegated creamy-white on the edges
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£16.50 each 

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  • Evergreen - leathery leaves 5-7cm (2-3in) long.
  • Red
  • Height - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Tall Shrub - bushy, erect shrub. Flowers in terminal clusters, males in clusters of up to 10, females in clusters of 5, followed by almost spherical seed capsules to 1.5cm (¾in) across
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - leaf spot, powdery mildew
  • Place of origin - New Zealand (North Island)
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Bell/Lantern - - tubular-bell-shaped to 1cm (½in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Gold variegated -
  • 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.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
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2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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