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Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Abbotsbury Gold'
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shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
growth rate: slow
growth habit: columnar
leaf colour: yellow & green
flower colour: purple
main season: All Year
dry soil, moist soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
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.
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.
Can be used for hedging in mild locations.
Sport from Pittosporum tenuifolium found about 1970 at Abbotsbury Gardens, Dorset, UK.