Pittosporum tenuifolium Tom Thumb


Pittosporum tenuifolium Tom Thumb. A low bushy rounded evergreen shrub with bronze-purple flushed leaves. Bell-shaped, black - red coloured flowers. Ideal for warm wall or border applications. Max Height 1m. Max Spread 60cm. Flowers May to June.



Plant in moist well drained loam soil in a sheltered site. Full sun, not Hardy.


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.