Shrubs

Kohuhu

Pittosporum tenuifolium
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POS ID: 114599
This New Zealand native makes a distinctive, yet low-maintenance, screen or hedge. Dark, nearly black, young stems contrast with the light green leaves. Small, fragrant spring flowers are dark purple, followed later by orange fruit that split open to reveal shiny black seeds.
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Container Size:
5 gallon
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Quick Facts

  • Easy to grow
  • An ideal privacy or border plant
  • Drought and humidity tolerant

Details

This New Zealand native makes a distinctive, yet low-maintenance, screen or hedge. Dark, nearly black, young stems contrast with the light green leaves. Small, fragrant spring flowers are dark purple, followed later by orange fruit that split open to reveal shiny black seeds.

Weight: 12 lbs

Container Size: 5 gallon

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 300 inches

Mature Width

Up to 168 inches

Landscape Uses

Flowering, Hedges & Privacy, Patio & Containers, Bears Fruit, Fragrant

Features

Dense foliage

Grower/Brand

Matsudas By Green Acres, LLC.

California residents please see Prop 65 WARNING

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Bloom Color

Purple

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Fast growing and with an upright tendency, this shrub is easy to grow and can be pruned and shaped to a shorter size, depending on desired look. It will thrive when planted in a well drained soil.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Well drained soil

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

This plant will thrive in partial to full sun.

Water Needs

Once established, water regularly, more in extreme heat - or if planted in a container

Disease and Pests

Leafspot and root rot may occur

USDA Hardiness Zone

7

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