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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Silver Ball'

Commonly known as Kohuhu, Parchment bark

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

Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£15.00 each
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £13.00 each

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2020

 

  • Evergreen - thinly leathery, glossy leaves 2.5-6cm (1-2½in) long.
  • Brown or black - black-red
  • Height - 80cm (32in)
  • Spread - 80cm (32in)
  • Hedge - Ideal for hedging - suitable for a coastal hedge if some protection given from direct sea-winds
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - compact, rounded shrub with dark stems. Produces flowers in 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
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Silver 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 - - honey-scented
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
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80cm (32in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  80cm (32in)
 

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