These sturdy reliable low maintenance plants are best in full sun, growing up to 5 metres in time. Tolerant of most well drained soils, Pittosporum Tenuifolium Silver Sheen hedging is hardy but will struggle in colder areas that regularly freeze with cold winds. Therefore, giving thought to the positioning or the need to give them protection over the winter months should be considered when planting. It makes a great hedging plant for milder locations, making it an excellent choice for coastal gardens. They are best trimmed after flowering in mid spring and can take heavy pruning if required.
Pittosporum Tenuifolium hedging is always sold as a potted plant and can be planted at any time of year subject to availability. We would recommend planting between 3 and 4 plants per meter to produce a nice hedge.
To obtain the best possible hedge with Pittosporum Silver Sheen, the ground preparation is important. Digging the site over well, clearing all weed and grass from the area you are planting should be done. Taking a moment to read the section on our How to plant a Hedge page will be invaluable to help you give your shrubs the best possible opportunity to thrive.
We recommend the use of Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi and Bonemeal fertiliser when planting giving the plants a head start and encouraging strong healthy growth.
How to grow Pittosporum Silver Sheen
Position: Sun or partial shade
Foliage: Evergreen shrub, leaves retained throughout the year
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time: June
Growth rate: moderate
Ultimate height and spread 500cm high x 300cm wide.
Hardiness: Moderately hardy, best in a sheltered spot
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Prune or trim after flowering in June.