Pittosporum tenuifolium Variegatum
Prized for its dark grey to black stems, clothed in distinctive, wavy, small, grey-green leaves edged in cream. This bushy evergreen can form into a large bush, but is easily trimmed to size and shape. Good plant for coastal gardens, but protect from cold winter winds. Produces honey scented, dark purple flowers in spring.
Plant into any good garden soil, avoiding wet areas. A good plant for growing in patio containers.
Water thoroughly, or stand pot in a container of water for half an hour before planting. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Remove the pot, place the plant in the hole so that the root ball is level with the surrounding ground and refill, firming if necessary. Keep well watered in dry weather. Feed in spring with a good, general fertiliser.
Full Sun Part Shade
May - June