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botanical name:
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Irene Patterson'
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Irene Patterson' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Kohuhu
family:  Pittosporaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 2.50m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: white & green
flower colour: maroon
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:
Slow growing form. Young leaves emerge creamy-white, becoming deep green marbled with white. Leaves may become tinged with pink in winter.

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.

other notes:
Found growing wild near Christchurch, New Zealand.

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