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Wrinkled Blue Kohuhu

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Wrinkled Blue'
Vigorous but tidy with small silvery-blue, wavy-edged leaves on thin black stems. Well-suited to shearing to create a formal hedge. In its natural form, the airy habit allows sunlight to accentuate the blue sheen and the leaves to shimmer in the breeze. Evergreen.
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Quick Facts

  • Flowers are small but honey-scented
  • Easy care
  • Ideal as a hedge

Details

Vigorous but tidy with small silvery-blue, wavy-edged leaves on thin black stems. Well-suited to shearing to create a formal hedge. In its natural form, the airy habit allows sunlight to accentuate the blue sheen and the leaves to shimmer in the breeze. Evergreen.

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Blue-Green

Flowering

Insignificant flowering

Mature Height

Up to 144 inches

Mature Width

Up to 72 inches

Landscape Uses

Hedges & Privacy, Patio & Containers, Decorative Accent, Bears Fruit, Fragrant

Features

Dramatic Foliage Color, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Waterwise, Year-Round Interest

Grower/Brand

Monrovia

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
Provide average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Apply a slow-release fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a neat appearance, periodically prune lightly to shape.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

average, well-drained

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Needs

Grows best in Full Sun. Can still survive in Partial Sun.

Water Needs

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Disease and Pests

Generally disease and pest resistant. Leaf spots and powdery mildew can occur.

USDA Hardiness Zone

8

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