Growing guide

How to grow pittosporum

These evergreen, sun-loving shrubs are grown for their glossy, colourful leaves. They make great specimen plants, border backdrops and hedging. Most of the popular cultivars are hardy in a sheltered spot, but those with showy, white scented flowers might need winter protection.

Quick facts

  • Evergreen shrubs for sun or light shade
  • Use as focal points, winter structure and hedging
  • Most can be lightly clipped into shapes
  • Happy in any well-drained soil
  • Most are hardy, but some may need winter protection in cold areas
  • Some have highly scented flowers
  • Great foliage for use in flower arranging

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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