Tasman Ruffles Pittosporum

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tasman Ruffles'

Item 5142


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USDA Zone:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

One of the best and hardiest selections of the New Zealand native species, this evergreen shrub has clean green foliage with creamy white margins, and a dense, conical frame. A candidate for one of the most distinctive, handsome, tidy and low maintenance hedging plants in a contemporary garden setting.

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Average Size at Maturity
Moderate growing; reaches 10 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tasman Ruffles'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Columnar ,   Pyramidal
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Variegated
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: Purple
Garden Style: Asian/Zen ,   Contemporary ,   Cottage

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 more formal appearance, periodically prune lightly to shape.

Customer Reviews

by KatieJo, March 11, 2018

I don't hate this plant but question the accuracy of the label which says, "Zone 7-10 Avg.min. temp 0 to 10 F". I bought it early last fall at a local garden center because I fell in love with its appearance, shape characteristics, and apparent hardiness based on the label. It looks dead now, not having survived our unusual (new future?) winter conditions where very cold (for us) overnight temperatures (as low as 10 degrees once) alternated with periods of warm temperatures. I thought it would be OK since it is listed as up to zone 7 and hardy to 0 degrees but it was not. However, as I have figs which resurrect themselves each May, I will wait until then to see if this will be another Lazarus plant.

A care free shrub with unique character
by Corey, February 15, 2018

I have had this shrub in my yard for over a year and it has been a very care free specimen. The color, texture, and form is subtly unique. It is not a focal piece, but rather it draws more attention the closer you get. It has the kind of texture you want to reach out and touch. I planted this in what I considered questionable conditions and it has thrived.

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