Pittosporum Silver Sheen - Pittosporum tenuifolium

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This appealing, evergreen is a tall shrub grown for its silvery foliage which gives it a shimmering look which is in contrast to it's dark stem.Tolerant to coastal conditions and light frost.

Can be grown in containers and used in general garden planting. It will tolerate periods of drought, regular watering will result in better foliage.Its small leaf structure makes it great for use as a dense screening plant.

Common Name: Pittosporum Silver Sheen Botanical Name: Pittosporum tenuifolium Silver Sheen Plant size: Approx 30 - 35cm Pot size: 75mm pot. Max growth: Approx high and 4m wide. Maintenance: Prune in spring to maintian compact growth. Fertilise with general purpose slow release fertiliser. Planting: Prefers sunny well draining soils but will tolerate other soil types

Climate Zone

  • Arid
  • Cool
  • Subtropical
  • Temperate
  • Tropical


  • Non Flowering

Garden Style

  • Chinese garden

Growth Rate

  • Fast


  • Border Hedge
  • Privacy Screen
  • Tall Hedge

Plant Spacing

  • 80cm - 1m

Plant Type

  • Foliage Plants
  • Large Shrubs


  • Full Sun
  • Semi Shade


  • Container Plants

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