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Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Queen' (Pittosporum 'Silver Queen')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
4m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
2.5m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Queen'

Other names: Tawhiwhi 'Silver Queen', Pittosporum 'Silver Queen', Kohuhu 'Silver Queen'

Genus: Pittosporum Pittosporum

Variety or Cultivar: 'Silver Queen' _ 'Silver Queen' forms round grey-green evergreen leaves edged in cream, and sparse small dark-purple flowers.


Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Queen' is: Evergreen

Flower: Dark-purple, Insignificant or absent in Spring; Dark-purple, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage: Variegated, Grey-green, Cream in All seasons

Fragrance: The flower is scented.

Habit: Bushy, Cushion or Mound Forming, Rounded

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Cushion scale , Pittosporum sucker Aphids , Cushion scale , Pittosporum sucker

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew , Leaf spot Powdery mildew , Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Queen' (Pittosporum 'Silver Queen') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: City, Hedging/Screens, Beds and borders, Containers, Wallside and trellises, Drought Tolerant

Cultivation: Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Protect in colder parts from cold, drying winds.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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Companion planting: The soft white-green leaves are a good companion to plants with purple flowers

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Botanical name: Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Queen'

Other names: Tawhiwhi 'Silver Queen', Pittosporum 'Silver Queen', Kohuhu 'Silver Queen'

Genus: Pittosporum Pittosporum

Variety or Cultivar: 'Silver Queen' _ 'Silver Queen' forms round grey-green evergreen leaves edged in cream, and sparse small dark-purple flowers.


Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Queen' is: Evergreen

Flower: Dark-purple, Insignificant or absent in Spring; Dark-purple, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage: Variegated, Grey-green, Cream in All seasons

Fragrance: The flower is scented.

Habit: Bushy, Cushion or Mound Forming, Rounded

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Cushion scale , Pittosporum sucker

Specific diseases: Powdery mildew , Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Queen' (Pittosporum 'Silver Queen') will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: City, Hedging/Screens, Beds and borders, Containers, Wallside and trellises, Drought Tolerant

Cultivation: Plant in fertile, moist but well-drained soil. Protect in colder parts from cold, drying winds.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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Companion planting: The soft white-green leaves are a good companion to plants with purple flowers

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