Pittosporum Tom Thumb

12.99

1m ht x 1m sp

10-20 years until maturity

‘Tom Thumb’ is a compact, roound evergreen shrub with wavy light-green leaves when young in spring, turning dark-purple.

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Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

The flower is scented.

Habit

Bushy, Cushion or Mound Forming, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit) Flower Dark-purple, Insignificant or absent in Spring; Insignificant or absent, Dark-purple in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Purple in All seasons

HOW TO CARE

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Cushion scale , Pittosporum sucker

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew , Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings

WHERE TO GROW

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb' (Pittosporum 'Tom Thumb') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Hedging/Screens, Beds and borders, Containers, Wallside and trellises, Drought Tolerant

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Protect in colder parts from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

The flower is scented.

Habit

Bushy, Cushion or Mound Forming, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-purple, Insignificant or absent in Spring; Insignificant or absent, Dark-purple in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Purple in All seasons

HOW TO CARE

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Cushion scale , Pittosporum sucker

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew , Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings

WHERE TO GROW

Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Tom Thumb’ (Pittosporum ‘Tom Thumb’) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

City, Hedging/Screens, Beds and borders, Containers, Wallside and trellises, Drought Tolerant

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Protect in colder parts from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered