PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Atropurpureum'

Commonly known as Kohuhu

Green new growth. Leaves then become purplish-brown
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Atropurpureum'

 
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  • Evergreen
    Thinly leathery, glossy leaves 2.5-6cm (1-2½in) long.
  • Brown or black
  • Height
    To 3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    To 1.5m (5ft)
  • 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
    For best leaf effect
  • 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
    Fully hardy - borderline
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Purple
  • 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 - honey-scented
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
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  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
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