Pittosporum tenuifolium Silver Sheen
Silver Sheen Pittosporum, Tawhiwhi, Kohuhu pi-TOS-po-rum ten-ew-i-FO-lee-um
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, densely branched, dark, very thin stems, small silvery-green leaves, flowers red, fragrant.
- Sun to part shade. Best in moist but well-drained fertile soil. Tolerates maritime exposure. Very tolerant of pruning and trimming and often grown as a thick hedge.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 8
- Oregon State Univ., North Willamette Research and Extension Center, Aurora.