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Which Pittosporum?

LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 2,943
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?




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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 35,520
    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.  :)
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  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,156
    It might be Wrinkled Blue, which is my favourite of the ones we have.
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 4,197
    ..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..
    ..it seeds itself about in some places..
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 2,823
    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.
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  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 2,943
    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 Bath, SomersetPosts: 6,529
    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!
  • dappledshadedappledshade Top of the Hill, North London Posts: 705
    Lovely pittosphorum.
    Love them.
    I’ve got a Silver Queen, that has really attractive creamy silvery margins on a pale green leaf.
  • dappledshadedappledshade Top of the Hill, North London Posts: 705
    Fab flowers on yours, @Papi Jo
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