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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Green Elf'


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:: Pittosporaceae :: PITTOSPORUM :: tenuifolium :: 'Green Elf'
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Main asset

This plant accepts regular pruning. With its fine foliage, it can be used to form topiaries, or low to medium hedges in maritime climates.


To form low hedges, balls, in the ground or in containers

This Pittosporum has an erect shape and dense foliage. Its leaves, smaller than all P. tenuifolium, are grayish green and carried by black stems, giving it a very light original appearance. Flowering, discreet, takes place in June ; purple flowers smell like honey.

  • Uses: shrub bed, low to medium hedges, containers

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: round
  • Height: 2 m x 1.5 m (6.5 ft x 5 ft)
  • Growth: medium to fast
  • Flowering period: May-June
  • Époque de fructification : Summer

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : black
  • Foliage shape: small round leaves
  • Foliage colour: green grey
  • Flowers shape: bells
  • Flowers colour: purple
  • Forme des fruits : bowls
  • Couleur des fruits : green
  • Parfum : yes


  • Soil type: drained
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 10 °C (14 °F - USDA zone 8a)