Pittosporum tenuifolium

Kohuhu
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Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Large

Mature Height & Spread

15-25′ x 10-15′

Exposure

Full to partial sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Purple

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Coastal Conditions, Screen

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15, 24″ Box

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

9, 14-17, 19-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

11-Aug

Fast-growing evergreen shrub or small tree with an upright growth-habit to 15-25’ tall x 10-15’ wide. Can easily be maintained to a smaller size. This handsome variety is revered for its wavy-edged glossy medium-green leaves that contrast wonderfully with its sleek black branches. Lightly-fragrant inconspicuous dark-purple flowers appear in spring followed by small orange fruit. Takes well to shearing and is well-suited as a large hedge screen or medium sized courtyard tree. Tolerates coastal conditions. Moderate to low water requirements once established. Prefers full coastal sun to partial sun elsewhere.

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