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PITTOSPORUM tenuifolium 'Purpureum'
New Zealand Pittosporum, Kohuhu , Kohukohu, Black Matipo


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:: Pittosporaceae :: PITTOSPORUM :: tenuifolium :: 'Purpureum'
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Main asset

Fast-growing shrub with a rounded natural habit, forming a dense hiding foliage, excellent hedge plant or in isolated or group of 3-5 plants. Good resistance to coastal conditions (salt).


Good plant for Atlantic coastal places, supports less arid conditions than Pittosporum tobira. Can form a small tree, and sow itself (without being invasive).

Evergreen shrub native to New Zealand, young green shoots evolving in small purple leaves obovate, black twigs. Spring bloom in small black purple bells, discreet but very fragrant.

  • Uses: Hiding Hedge, Windbreak Hedge, Medium Hedge

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: egg-shaped
  • Height: 2 m x 1.2 m (6.5 ft x 4 ft)
  • Growth: fast
  • Flowering period: May-June
  • Époque de fructification : Summer

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: oboval
  • Foliage colour: purple
  • Flowers shape: bells
  • Flowers colour: dark purple
  • Forme des fruits : bowls
  • Couleur des fruits : green
  • Parfum : yes


  • Soil type: drained
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 10 °C (14 °F - USDA zone 8a)