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botanical name:
Pittosporum 'Garnettii'
Pittosporum 'Garnettii' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Garnetti'
family:  Pittosporaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 3.00m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: white & green
flower colour: purple
stem/bark: black
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
A hybrid making a large conical shrub with oval grey-green leaves margined with creamy-white. The foliage may become tinged and spotted pink or red during winter. Small, fragrant, very dark purple flowers in spring.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in a sunny position. Dislikes wet soil and cold winds, so best given some protection unless grown in a mild climate. May make new growth if cut back by frost.

propagation:
From semi-hardwood cuttings

usage:
Can be used for hedging in mild locations.

other notes:
Probably a hybrid of Pittosporum ralphii x Pittosporum tenuifolium, found at Buxton’s Nursery, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand. Named after Arthur Garnett, who discovered it.

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