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Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball'PBR

'Golf Ball' is an evergreen shrub with bright green leaves,naturally producing a dense, rounded globe up to 1m in diameter. Good for a low hedge andseldom needs clipping

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Pittosporaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

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

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Easy to grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. May need protection in colder climes especially from cold, drying winds

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Architectural
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Low Maintenance
  • Garden edging
  • Hedging and screens
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Susceptible to pittosporum sucker, powdery mildews and a leaf spot

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