Pittosporum tenuifolium Marjorie Channon
Marjorie Channon Pittosporum, Variegated Tawhiwhi or Kohuhu pi-TOS-po-rums ten-ew-i-FO-lee-um
- Evergreen variegated shrub, compact, slow growing, rounded pyramidal habit, 8-12 ft (2.5-3.5 m) tall and 6-8 ft (1.8-2.5 m) wide, stems dark purple to black. Leaves oval, light green with rich cream colored margins. Flowers bell-shaped, about 1 cm, black-red, honey-scented, appear in early summer.
- Sun to light shade. Medium water needs, but drought tolerant. Tolerates maritime exposure. Useful as an individual shrub (including a container plant) or hedge.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 8
- Oregon State Univ., North Willamette Research and Extension Center, Aurora.