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botanical name:
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Gold Star'
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Gold Star' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Pittosporaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.50m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: columnar
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: maroon
stem/bark: maroon
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Compact bushy evergreen shrub. Attractive foliage with ovate wavy leaves that are dark green with conspicuous pale midribs when mature. This contrasts with the young spring growth which is bright golden green on reddish branchlets.

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.

Can be used for hedging in mild locations.

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