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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Silver Ball'


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:: Pittosporaceae :: PITTOSPORUM :: tenuifolium :: 'Silver Ball'
  • Type of products available: 0/1/1P9, 0/1/1P1.3L
  • Protection : COV 2016/2440

Main asset

Native to New Zealand, this plant forms a ball alone and has a beautiful fine blue grey foliage shining all year round. Innovert 2018 GB


Obtaining Rachelle and Mark Nelson Fyfe (Hastings, NZ) from 'Golf Ball' in 2008.


This variety is a natural mutation of 'Golf Ball'. Its small leaves are grey green irregularly margined with white. It is very compact and grows naturally in a ball shaped habit. Resistant to drought, it is an alternative to boxwood in temperate and Mediterranean regions.

  • Uses: shrub bed, low hedges, containers

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: ball
  • Height: 80 cm x 80 cm (2.6 ft x 2.6 ft)
  • Growth: medium
  • Flowering period: May-June
  • Époque de fructification : Summer

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: elliptical
  • Foliage colour: 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)