Further Information about Pittosporum tenuifolium Tom Thumb Hedging

A superb and hugely popular variety of Pittosporum, Tom Thumb has so much to offer any garden.

This versatile showy little shrub begins the spring with pretty light green new growth which mature to a dark eye catching deep purple foliage, the contrast between the two is very eye-catching and offers many creative garden design possibilities. An attractive and unusual alternative to the low growing Box hedging the dark foliage makes a perfect foil for brighter and more colourful plants infilling beds borders or parterres.

The flowers are not considered to be of value to the gardener but the scent they produce are a distinctive asset on warm summer evenings.

Being evergreen they retain their colourful foliage making them ideal for pots or planters or indeed areas of the garden that would benefit from a bright splash of colour during duller times of the year when most plants have lost their vibrancy.

The compact and slow growing habit of this plant make it a low maintenance shrub which will attain a height of approximately 100cm.

They prefer full sun to keep the full colour potential of the foliage and a sunny sheltered spot is ideal. A perfect choice for a coastal garden.

We recommend if using the Pittosporum Tom Thumb as a low hedge or edging that planting 3 or 4 per metre is recommended.

We supply Pittosporum as pot grown plants all year-round subject to stock availability.

We have a very informative How to plant a hedge page which will hopefully answer any questions you have on the preparation and planting of your order. A colour copy of this guide will be packed with your plant delivery.

The use of Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi and Bonemeal fertiliser is highly recommended help your plants develop and grow, giving them the very best start.

If you require any further information or wish to discuss our selection of Pittosporums do not hesitate to contact our sales team on 01580 765600 who would be more than happy to help or through the contact page on our website.