Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Bannow Bay’
Tawhiwhi 'Bannow Bay'
Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Bannow Bay’ is an evergreen shrub with a compact, low growing habit. The foliage come out in the spring as creamy-yellowish green, and turn a deep shade of green in summer. In winter leaves turn a gorgeous burgundy red, making this plant an interesting choice for all seasons.
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Pittosporum tenuifolium originates in New Zealand where it grows in coastal areas and lower mountain areas, near forest edges. It can cope really well with windy positions and poor soils.
It flowers between April and November (if the weather is warm enough), however most of the time the dark reddish-purple flowers go unnoticed.
The root system of the Pittosporum tenuifolium runs shallow and spreads out to catch as much of the rain water as possible.
Care & Size Guidance
Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Bannow Bay’ is a shrub that tends to grow low, producing a dense globe like shape about 1 m in diameter. This makes it ideal for low hedges and planters.
In winter, the leaves of the leaves turn to pink and then crimson red, almost burgundy. When planted in containers, the Pittosporum tenuifolium should be watered frequently as its roots don’t go very deep in the soil.
Feed in spring and summer with a high nitrogen fertiliser or a slow release balanced fertiliser for the plant to thrive.
It may require protection in winter with a fleece jacket to keep frost away.