Pittosporum tenuifolium

Kohuhu  - Pittosporum tenuifolium
Kohuhu  - Pittosporum tenuifolium


Pittosporum tenuifolium

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Kohuhu is an upright growing evergreen shrub with medium green ovate leaves on contrasting dark near-black stems. It is typically used to create privacy along a property line or screen unsightly views.  Pittosporum tenuifolium will reach up to 25 feet if left unpruned but should be maintained to a lower height to keep it looking it's best.  It can be kept as a formal tall hedge and can perform well in both sun and nearly full shade.  Drought tolerant once established.  Flowers appear in Spring but are considered non-significant.  Seacoast tolerant. Contains mild toxins.  When planting a hedge row, use at 3 feet on center for best results.  Native to New Zealand.  5 gallon sizes are approximately 30-36" planted.  15 gallon sizes are approximately 4.5-5' planted.  Hardy to 20 deg. F.  One of our favorites!

Foliage: Evergreen

Sun Exposure: Sun Or Shade

Water Needs: Low/moderate

Bloom Season: Spring

Mature Height: 22-25'

Mature Width: 9-11'

Attributes: Drought Tolerant, Woodland Garden, Mediterranean & Tuscan Garden, Seacoast Tolerant, Zen Garden, English & Cottage Garden, Hedge Plants

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  • Properly dig the hole
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