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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)
  • 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) -
  • 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 -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
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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'  >


Commonly known as: Kohuhu, Parchment bark.
Bright greenish-yellow blotches in the centre of the young leaves which become less distinct on maturity
Multibuy Any 3+ £13.00 each
£15.00 each
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Atropurpureum'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Atropurpureum'  >


Commonly known as: Kohuhu.
Green new growth. Leaves then become purplish-brown
Multibuy Any 3+ £13.00 each
£15.00 each
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Elizabeth'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Elizabeth'  >


Commonly known as: Kohuhu, Parchment bark.
Cream and green with distinctive pink edge. Hardy
Multibuy Any 3+ £13.00 each
£15.00 each
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium Garnettii'  AWARD

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium Garnettii'  >


Commonly known as: Kohuhu, Parchment bark.
('Saundersii') - rounded leaves are variegated white on cream
Multibuy Any 3+ £13.00 each
£15.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Golf Ball'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Golf Ball'  >


Commonly known as: 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
Multibuy Any 3+ £13.00 each
£15.00 each
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Large £35.00 
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Irene Paterson'  AWARD

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Irene Paterson'  >


Commonly known as: Kohuhu, Parchment bark.
('Snow') - green speckled white
Multibuy Any 3+ £13.00 each
£15.00 each
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Limelight'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Limelight'  >


Commonly known as: Kohuhu, Parchment bark.
Long pale green leaves edged darker green on new growth
Multibuy Any 3+ £13.00 each
£15.00 each
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Silver Ball'

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
Multibuy Any 3+ £13.00 each
£15.00 each
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Silver Magic'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Silver Magic'  >


Commonly known as: Kohuhu, Parchment bark.
Small, silvery leaves with white margins
Multibuy Any 3+ £13.00 each
£15.00 each
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Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Silver Queen'  AWARD

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Silver Queen'  >


Commonly known as: Kohuhu, Parchment bark.
Leaves suffused silvery-grey with narrow white margins
Multibuy Any 3+ £13.00 each
£15.00 each
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Tandara Gold'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Tandara Gold'  >


Commonly known as: Kohuhu, Parchment bark.
Compact shrub with small leaves variegated green and gold and set off against black stems
Multibuy Any 3+ £13.00 each
£15.00 each
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Large £35.00 
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb'  AWARD

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb'  >


Commonly known as: Kohuhu, Parchment bark.
Dwarf purple new growth emerges light green
Multibuy Any 3+ £13.00 each
£15.00 each
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Also Large £35.00 each
Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2020 - Dispatch will take place mid to late autumn.

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Variegatum'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Variegatum'  >


Commonly known as: Kohuhu, Parchment bark.
Silver green leaves margined cream
Multibuy Any 3+ £13.00 each
£15.00 each
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Victoria'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Victoria'  >


Commonly known as: Kohuhu, Parchment bark.
A new and hardy variety with pale silvery green leaves edged white. The leaves become tinged dark pink in winter
Multibuy Any 3+ £13.00 each
£15.00 each
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Warnham Gold'  AWARD

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Warnham Gold'  >


Commonly known as: Kohuhu, Parchment bark.
Young leaves greenish-gold and maturing golden-yellow with wavy edges
Multibuy Any 3+ £13.00 each
£15.00 each
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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Wrinkled Blue'

PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Wrinkled Blue'  >


Commonly known as: Kohuhu, Parchment bark.
Individual leaves are wrinkled with a bluish tinge. Strong growing form
Multibuy Any 3+ £13.00 each
£14.50 each
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