Pittosporum Tenuifolium Golf Ball Hedging

Pittosporum originated in the coastal regions of New Zealand and this particular variety Pittosporum ‘Golf Ball’ is a superb new variety. Ever increasing in popularity bringing architectural interest and structure in many ways to any garden from a formal town or city garden to a rustic cottage garden this species is becoming a fashionable “must” for gardeners! If your treasured Box hedge has been destroyed by box blight or the dreaded hungry Box Tree caterpillar, you need look no further for an excellent alternative in Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Golf Ball’ hedging.

With a very compact habit, this bushy mounded evergreen hedge naturally reaches its rounded pin cushion shape with very little or no pruning. Although a low shrub, it is a vigorous grower developing a very dense multi stemmed shape with its striking slender black stems covered in glossy bright mint green oval leaves, an excellent asset to any garden. There are many discrete chocolate purple flowers produced in late spring / early summer drawing a wide array of bees and butterflies.

Being so versatile, Pittosporum ‘Golf Ball’ is ideal for foundation planting, used as a specimen to add structure and architectural interest, it can be grown as a hedge with a ‘cloud’ or ‘pom pom’ effect, topiarised to create a feature or punctuation points and is also excellent for container and patio planting. It is a seriously low maintenance plant that does not become “leggy” therefore requiring little if no pruning but can tolerate heavy pruning which should be done in late spring if so required. It can reach 1.2mtrs by 1.2mtrs in time.

Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Golf Ball’ hedging can be planted in full sun or partial shade, but the leaf colour will be more vibrant in full sun. Pittosporum ‘Golf Ball’ tolerates a wide variety of conditions but prefers well drained soil. It can be susceptible to frost injury and does not do well in cold drying winds so may need thoughtful planting and winter protection.

These plants are sold as a potted plant and can be planted at any time of year subject to availability. We would recommend planting between 3 and 4 plants per meter to produce a nice hedge or good ground cover.

To obtain the best possible hedge, the ground preparation is important. Dig the site over well, clearing all weed and grass from the area you are planting. Please do look at the section on the website “How to plant a Hedge” where you will find a lot of helpful information on the planting of your new hedge / shrub.

We recommend the use of Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi and Bonemeal fertiliser when planting giving the plants a head start and encouraging strong healthy growth.

Please do not hesitate to call our friendly and knowledgeable sales team if you require any further information on 01580 765600.

Pittosporum Tenuifolium Golf Ball

Available Sizes to buy online All Prices Include VAT Height Excluding Pot:
35-40cm (1ft 1-1ft 3)

Pot size: 7.5 Litres

Plant ID: 7914 B 20
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Pittosporum Tenuifolium Golf Ball

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Height Excluding Pot:
35-40cm (1ft 1-1ft 3)

Pot size: 7.5 Litres

Plant ID: 7914 B 20
Was £53.00 40% Off – Now £31.80

Was £53.00 40% Off – Now £31.80
Height Excluding Pot:
30-35cm (0ft 11-1ft 1)

Pot size: 10 Litres

Plant ID: 4687 B 64
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Pittosporum Tenuifolium Golf Ball

This image displays plant 30-35 cm tall.

Height Excluding Pot:
30-35cm (0ft 11-1ft 1)

Pot size: 10 Litres

Plant ID: 4687 B 64
Was £60.00 40% Off – Now £36.00

Was £60.00 40% Off – Now £36.00
Height Excluding Pot:
40-50cm (1ft 3-1ft 7)

Pot size: 20 Litres

Plant ID: 4688 B 2
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Pittosporum Tenuifolium Golf Ball

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Height Excluding Pot:
40-50cm (1ft 3-1ft 7)

Pot size: 20 Litres

Plant ID: 4688 B 2
Was £105.00 40% Off – Now £63.00

Was £105.00 40% Off – Now £63.00
Height Excluding Pot:
70-80cm (2ft 3-2ft 7)

Pot size: 20 Litres

Plant ID: 2580 B 2
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Pittosporum Tenuifolium Golf Ball (Pittosporum Pom Pom)
Pittosporum Tenuifolium Golf Ball is a compact, low-growing, bushy and rounded evergreen shrub. It has black stems which are slender and bear glossy, bright green, oval leaves. A very fashionable specimen, this elegant shrub will reach its rounded, pin-cushion shape all on its own, though it tolerates heavy pruning and trimming so you can manage its appearance as well. Pittosporum Golf Ball makes for a good alternative to Buxus and Ilex Crenata. It is similar in shape to its purple leafed relative Pittosporum Tom Thumb.

A member of the Genus Pittosporum, this variety is also known as Tawhiwi Golf Ball, and Kohuhu Golf Ball. This variety of Pittosporum has interesting, discrete purple flowers which are quite fragrant, small, and begin as a brown flush in the spring, developing into a more purplish hue in the summer time. The flowers are followed by dark grey, encapsulated seeds developing later in the season.

Pittosporum Golf Ball will reach an ultimate height of 2.0 metres and a spread of 1.2 metres or so in the course of its 10-20 year time to full maturity. An excellent fit for beds and borders, they can be planted in full sun or partial shade, though their leaf colour will be most pronounced in full sun. Cold, drying winds are not friendly to Golf Ball, so best to plant them in somewhat protected exposures. Suggested Aspects would be South, East, or West. They can be tender and susceptible to frost injury, and are considered hardy to zone H3 in the UK and Ireland.

Pittosporum Tenuifolium Golf Ball prefers soils that are well drained, but moist. pH should be near neutral, slightly acidic, or slightly alkaline. Plant in fertile soils with good humus content but not so much as to effect drainage for they don’t tolerate ‘wet feet’ very well.

They tolerate heavy pruning, and can be grown as a hedge. When pruning Pittosporum Golf Ball, do so in the spring through midsummer for best results. They are generally pest free and practicing good cultural practices like site selection, keeping a healthy plant, and removing dead growth, then disposing of it away from the garden area, will generally keep your Golf Ball happy and strong.

Due to their relatively low maintenance requirements, and suitability to trimming, Pittosporum Tenuifolium Golf Ball can be used in city or informal cottage gardens, as a screen or a hedge, along a wall side or trellis, or as a bed or border.

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