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botanical name:
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Abbotsbury Gold'
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Abbotsbury Gold' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Pittosporaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 9.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: columnar
leaf colour: yellow & 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:
Large evergreen shrub or small broadly columnar tree. Oval, wavy-edged leaves up to 4cm long, conspicuously variegated when young with a central greenish yellow-green blotch, then fading to green with age. Small sweetly scented, very dark purple flowers in spring.

cultivation:
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.

usage:
Can be used for hedging in mild locations.

other notes:
Sport from Pittosporum tenuifolium found about 1970 at Abbotsbury Gardens, Dorset, UK.
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