Pittosporum Silver Sheen
Superbly decorative Pittosporum growing to 4-8mt high and 3-4mt wide. Ideal for dense screening. Hardy in any position, and requires only moderate watering in dry summer weather. Can be pruned as needed. Grows best in well-drained, fertile soil. Pittosporum Silver Sheen is an evergreen shrub or small tree that belongs to the Pittosporaceae family. It is native to New Zealand and has become a popular garden plant in many parts of the world due to its attractive foliage and versatility.
A delightful evergreen shrub/tree with silver shimmering foliage. Its quick growth and dense habit make it ideal for hedging or screens. It will perform best in an open sunny position and will tolerate extended dry periods once established. Prune in spring to maintain shape.
The Silver Sheen Pittosporum has glossy, silvery-green leaves that are oval in shape and grow up to 10 centimeters long. The leaves have a wavy margin and a pointed tip, and they emit a pleasant, slightly spicy fragrance when crushed. The plant can grow up to 6 meters tall and 4 meters wide if left unpruned, but it is often maintained at a smaller size through pruning.
In spring, the Silver Sheen Pittosporum produces small, inconspicuous, maroon-colored flowers that are followed by small, spherical, woody fruit capsules. The plant is easy to grow and requires minimal maintenance. It thrives in full sun to part shade and well-drained soil. It is drought-tolerant once established and can also withstand light frost.
The Pittosporum Silver Sheen is a popular choice for hedges, screens, and windbreaks due to its dense foliage and ability to tolerate coastal conditions. It is also a great choice for mixed borders, as a specimen plant, or as a container plant. The plant is generally pest-free, but can occasionally be affected by scale insects or powdery mildew. Regular pruning will help to keep the plant looking neat and tidy.
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