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Pittosporum Silver Ball 9cm
Pittosporum Silver Ball 9cm
Pittosporum Silver Ball 9cm
Pittosporum Silver Ball 9cm
Pittosporum Silver Ball 9cm
Pittosporum Silver Ball 9cm
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Pittosporum 'Silver Ball' 9cm

The perfect combination of colour and texture make 'Silver Ball' the perfect specimen plant for your garden.
  • Grown for its variegated, dense foliage, the leaves of Pittosporum 'Silver Ball' are carried on striking dark stems.
  • A compact evergreen with creamy edged grey-green leaves forming a neat mound that lends itself to topiary and an alternative to Box balls.
  • Fragrant, dark purple flowers in May and June.
  • One of the hardiest pittosporums, perfect in a gravel garden or container
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot ready for immediate planting.

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Grown for its attractive, variegated dense foliage, the leaves of Pittosporum 'Silver Ball' are carried on striking dark stems. One of the hardiest pittosporums, it's perfect in a gravel garden or container to which its compact shape is ideally suited.

A compact, rounded evergreen with creamy edged grey-green leaves will form a neat mound with very little effort on your part. 'Silver Ball' lends itself well to topiary and its natural shape makes it an interesting alternative to Box balls.

During May and June small, honey scented bell shaped darp purple flowers appear, contrasting well against the pale shades of the foliage.

Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot ready for immediate planting, 'Silver Ball' will reach approx. 1m in 10 years.

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Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot ready for immediate planting, 'Silver Ball' will reach approx. 1m in 10 years.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Scented / Fragrant
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
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 'Tom Thumb':

  • Grow Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Tom Thumb’ 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 then refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
    Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball then water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.
  • If you’re planting into pots, place some old rocks, stones or gravel in the bottom of the pot for drainage and ballast.
  • Use the best compost you can buy and some sand or grit for drainage.

 

Aftercare advice for Pittosporum 'Tom Thumb':

  • Keep plants well-watered while they establish, especially if planted up in a pot.
  • Hardy to -5°C, 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.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Planting Time
Flowering Time
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
100 cm
100 cm
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