Pittosporums are typically grown for their dramatic foliage. Hardy in mild areas and seaside gardens, they may struggle in colder regions.
Pittosporum tenuifolium is one of the hardiest pittosporums, bearing neat, evergreen foliage on gorgeous black stems. Some varieties bear inconspicuous, dark purple honey-scented flowers.
Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Golf Ball’ is a compact shrub with a rounded shape, and bears small, pale green leaves. It’s ideal for growing against a south-facing wall or as a display in its own right in a gravel garden or container. Alternatively, pair with ornamental grasses or other foliage plants such as choisya.