|1||15C+||Indoor||Grow as a houseplant or under heated glass.|
|2||10 to 15C+||Indoor / Outdoor||Grow indoors, or outdoors in summer in a sheltered spot|
|3||5 to 10C||Tender||Grow outdoors in summer, and in a heated glasshouse in winter.|
|4||1 to 5C||Tender||Grow outdoors or under glass without risk of frost.|
|5||-5 to 1C||Half-Hardy||Hardy in coastal/mild/sheltered areas. Will not tolerate hard/sudden frost. May require winter protection in situ. such as fleece or straw mulch.|
|6||-10 to -5C||Hardy||May suffer at altitude, central/northerly locations, harsh winters, cold gardens and when grown in pots.|
|7||-15 to -10C+||Hardy||Will survive most severe winters but may be at risk in central/northerly locations and in pots. Top growth may be destroyed but will usually re-grow.|
|8||-20 to -15C||Hardy||Will survive severe winter, but may need protection when grown in pots.|
|9||-20C & Colder||Very Hardy / Hardy||in the severest European climates.|
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Originating from New Zealand
Pittosporum tenuifolium is an evergreen shrub or small tree with dainty cream/green, pink tinted leaves with wavy margins on wiry, almost black stems. A very colourful pittosporum, its pink colouration is evident all year but becomes particularly pronounced in winter. Small, insignificant looking dark purple flowers are borne in summer with a fragrance of honey that waft their scent in the evenings. ‘Elizabeth’ has an upright habit and can easily be trained into a topiary style, cone-shaped tree if desired. Young plants are fast growing, slowing with age.
Pittosporum tenuifolium grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or part shade.
Height and spread after 4 – 5 years 2m x 80cm
Semi mature height and spread after 8 – 10 years if not pruned 3.5m x 1.8m
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