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Which Pittosporum?

LG_LG_ Posts: 4,302
Does anyone have a view on which Pittosporum this might be? I bought it as a label-less rooted cutting at an allotment sale, but will be planting it out soon and would like to be able to research its height and spread. It looks like it might be Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen' to me - any other opinions?

Thank you.
'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
- Cicero


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358
    I've no idea @LG_ but it looks good. Nice when you've grown it on yourself too. Most of them are happy to be pruned if they get too big though.

    Not something I grow - many of them aren't hardy enough here, but I've always thought  those ones with the black stems are very smart.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,824
    It might be Wrinkled Blue, which is my favourite of the ones we have.
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,437
    ..I don't see it as any different to the plain Pittosporum tenuifolium, especially considering how you obtained it... I think it's unlikely to be any other named variety.. seeds itself about in some places..
    East Anglia, England
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 4,024
    I agree with @Marlorena that your P. looks like the plain P. tenuifolium. Here's my specimen, in flower last april.
    But there are quite a few cultivars, so both mine or yours could be something different.
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,302
    Thanks all. Yes, I think that you're probably right about it being the species, given its provenance. Though it is very slightly bluer than my photo shows, so your Wrinkled Blue photo does look quite convincing too, @KeenOnGreen!
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,999
    Mine's quite old (more than 13 yrs) we think but now about 10 ft high x 6-8 ft wide if that helps. We occasionally have it pruned as it's near to the bedroom window, although that does seem to make it grow faster!
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Lovely pittosphorum.
    Love them.
    I’ve got a Silver Queen, that has really attractive creamy silvery margins on a pale green leaf.
  • Fab flowers on yours, @Papi Jo
  • It's pittosporum Cratus, a lovely specimen :)
  • They're lovely. There is one near us that has been allowed to grow into a very small, upright tree with a clear stem. It looks wonderful.
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