Pittosporum Silver Ball
Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Silver Ball’
Pittosporum ‘Silver Ball’, Kohuhu ‘Silver Ball’, Tawhiwi ‘Silver Ball’
Variety or Cultivar
‘Silver Ball’ _ ‘Silver Ball’ is a compact, rounded, evergreen shrub with dark stems bearing oval, glossy, grey-green leaves, creamy-white at the margins and, in late spring and early summer, small, fragrant, purple-brown flowers followed by dark grey seed capsules.
Flowers are scented
Compact, Bushy, Rounded
Purple, Flushed brown in Spring; Purple, Flushed brown in Summer
Cream, Variegated, Grey-green in All seasons
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Powdery mildew , Leaf spot
Pruning group 1. Tolerates heavy pruning and trimming. If grown as a hedge, trim in spring and midsummer.
Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Silver Ball’ (Pittosporum ‘Silver Ball’) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.8m after 10-20 years.
Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises
Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Protect in colder areas from cold, drying winds. Can be planted in sun or partial shade, although leaf colour is best in sun.
Chalky, Loamy, Sandy
Well-drained, Moist but well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Sun
South, East, West