Pittosporum Tenuifolium Golf Ball Hedging

A dense and bushy variety that grows naturally into a low ball shape, the mint green foliage makes this a great choice for giving contrast against many other plants. Use ‘Golf Ball’ for architectural impact in beds, or as a low hedge.

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Potted Hedging

We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.

Pittosporum Tenuifolium Golf Ball Potted Hedging 4/8in 10/20cm

  • in 2 litre pots

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-4
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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Pittosporum originated in the coastal regions of New Zealand and this particular variety Pittosporum ‘Golf Ball’ is a superb new variety. Ever increasing in popularity bringing architectural interest and structure in many ways to any garden from a formal town or city garden to a rustic cottage garden this species is becoming a fashionable “must” for gardeners! If your treasured Box hedge has been destroyed by box blight or the dreaded hungry Box Tree caterpillar, you need look no further for an excellent alternative in Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Golf Ball’ hedging.

With a very compact habit, this bushy mounded evergreen hedge naturally reaches its rounded pin cushion shape with very little or no pruning. Although a low shrub, it is a vigorous grower developing a very dense multi stemmed shape with its striking slender black stems covered in glossy bright mint green oval leaves, an excellent asset to any garden. There are many discrete chocolate purple flowers produced in late spring / early summer drawing a wide array of bees and butterflies.

Being so versatile, Pittosporum ‘Golf Ball’ is ideal for foundation planting, used as a specimen to add structure and architectural interest, it can be grown as a hedge with a ‘cloud’ or ‘pom pom’ effect, topiarised to create a feature or punctuation points and is also excellent for container and patio planting. It is a seriously low maintenance plant that does not become “leggy” therefore requiring little if no pruning but can tolerate heavy pruning which should be done in late spring if so required. It can reach 1.2mtrs by 1.2mtrs in time.

Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Golf Ball’ hedging can be planted in full sun or partial shade, but the leaf colour will be more vibrant in full sun. Pittosporum ‘Golf Ball’ tolerates a wide variety of conditions but prefers well drained soil. It can be susceptible to frost injury and does not do well in cold drying winds so may need thoughtful planting and winter protection.

These plants are 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 or good ground cover.

To obtain the best possible hedge, the ground preparation is important. Dig the site over well, clearing all weed and grass from the area you are planting. Please do look at the section on the website “How to plant a Hedge” where you will find a lot of helpful information on the planting of your new hedge / shrub.

We recommend the use of Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi and Bonemeal fertiliser when planting giving the plants a head start and encouraging strong healthy growth.

Please do not hesitate to call our friendly and knowledgeable sales team if you require any further information on 01580 765600.

Delivery is free for most orders above our free delivery thresholds, these are displayed above our prices in the product listings and summarized below. If you don’t need that many plants it’s not a problem, you can choose to pay our delivery charge and only order what you need.

Delivery is convenient – no signature is required so you don’t need to wait in, we will leave your parcel in the safe place that you nominate.

Delivery is fast – because we pick orders daily from our own growing beds your plants only travel the small hop to our packing shed before being sent to you, they are usually delivered within 3-7 days.

Delivery is reliable
– we have been selling and delivering Hedging Plants to our customers nationwide since 1992. We have a lot of experience in packing them safely and only use tried and tested delivery partners.

Smaller Plants (Parcel Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £90£15.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £90Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£24.00

Heavy Plants (Pallet Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £420£72.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £420Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£72.00

Tall Plants 2.5m+ (Specialist Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUnder £1800Please call us
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £1800Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll ordersNot available

Exceptions to our delivery charges are Scottish Highland and Isle of Wight delivery areas where we need to charge a little extra to cover the cost of deliveries to these outlying areas. We don’t currently delivery to other offshore addresses including Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

Tall plants over 2.5 metres have to be delivered by our own specialised transport, our delivery area is limited to mainland England and Wales only.

Please note there is a minimum order value of £50 for orders containing smaller plants and £250 for orders containing heavier plants

Complete delivery information can be viewed on our Delivery Information page

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