Dwarf Karo

Pittosporum crassifolium 'Nana'

Dwarf Karo  - Pittosporum crassifolium 'Nana'
Dwarf Karo  - Pittosporum crassifolium 'Nana'

Dwarf Karo

Pittosporum crassifolium 'Nana'

The Dwarf Karo is an incredibly diverse woody perennial that can tolerate full sun or shade, drought-tolerant, tolerates seacoast conditions, and has a nice formal predictable growth habit.  The leaves are a dusty green with a light gray-green understide.  Use this in conjunction with flowering perennials or deciduous shrubs so that when the bloom season is over or the other surrounding plants have lost their leaves, this tride and true evergreen will always provide a nice plush foundation year round.  Height to about 3 feet tall by 5 feet wide.  Pittosporum 'Nana' has a burgundy color flower in the Spring but is very inconspicuous however, and should be used for it's foliage qualities, not it's blooms.  Sometomes sold under Pittosporum 'Compactum'.  Note that this plant contains mild toxins.  Hardy to 25 deg. F.  Native to New Zealand.

Foliage: Evergreen

Sun Exposure: Sun Or Shade

Water Needs: Moderate

Bloom Season: Spring

Mature Height: 3-4'

Mature Width: 4-5'

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

Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:

  • Properly dig the hole
  • Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
  • Place the plant and backfill the soil
  • Provide ample water for each particular plant
  • Review our how to plant guide!

For detailed information, please download our planting guides:

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Zone 3 $109.00
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