Pittosporum tenuifolium Silver Queen
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Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Queen'

n award-winning, decorative shrub that will illuminate duller corners of your garden.
  • Easy to grow and care for and the perfect plant for less experienced gardeners.
  • Rounded silver-grey toned leaves narrowly margined with creamy-white.
  • Pittosporum makes a good specimen tree or can be trimmed into neat hedges as it lends itself perfectly to topiary shapes.
  • ideal for using in flower arrangements are the foliage lasts well when cut, making it the perfect foil for bright flowers.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready for planting straight out.

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With its dramatic, greyish-green leaves narrowly margined with creamy-white this is a decorative shrub that illuminates duller corners of the garden. Occasionally it will also produce dainty deep purple flowers, further adding to its allure.

Easy to grow and care for and the perfect plant for less experienced gardeners, Pittosporum makes a good specimen tree or can be trimmed into neat hedges as it lends itself perfectly to topiary shapes.

Not only does 'Silver Queen' make the perfect garden plant, it's also ideal for using in flower arrangements as the foliage lasts well when cut, making it a good foil for bright flowers.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience.

You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.
Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready for planting straight out.

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Item 510723 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready for planting straight out, will grow to 4m x 2.5m after 20 years

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Pair with ornamental grasses for perfect contrast or other dramatic foliage plants such as choisya ternata 'Sundance' for striking colour combinations. Looks delightful with oranges and purples too.

Care Information

Planting Advice for your Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Queen':

  • Grow Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Queen' in a sunny, sheltered site in well-drained soil.  Protect from frost and winds.
  • Dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill one the shrub is in place.
  • We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling) then firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well and mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.

 

Aftercare advice for Pittosporum 'Silver Queen':

  • Keep plants well-watered while they establish, especially if planted up in a pot.
  • Hardy to -5C, protect from cold winds as it is these that tend to cause the most damage to young plants.

 

Pruning Advice for Pittosporum:

  • Pittosporum require no special pruning; only occasional maintenance is needed to remove any growth that has been damaged over winter.

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
400 cm
250 cm
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