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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
tawhiwhi 'Silver Sheen'
Pittosporum are evergreen shrubs or trees with simple, leathery leaves and small, often fragrant, 5-petalled flowers, followed by spherical, woody fruits splitting to reveal seeds embedded in sticky pulp
'Silver Sheen' is a columnar, fairly open-growing large shrub or small tree, up to 5m high, with dark reddish-purple stems, and very small, pale green ovate leaves with a greyish-silver sheen. Male, scented, dark brown-maroon flowers appear in late spring or early summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil, in full sun - will grow in partial shade, but the leaves will be most colourful and wood will ripen better in an open sunny position. Grow in the open in milder areas and in coastal gardens with shelter from the worst cold, drying winds, while in colder gardens grow in a sheltered position such as a south- or west-facing wall, and protect roots in winter with a deep dry mulch
Propagate by semi-ripe basal cuttings in summer, by basal hardwood cuttings in late autumn, or by layering or air layering in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Mediterranean Climate Plants
Pruning Pruning group 1; if grown as a hedge, trim in spring and midsummer
Pests May be affected by pittosporum sucker
May be affected by leaf spot and powdery mildews
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