Pittosporum tenuifolium

Pittosporum tenuifolium photographed at Leckhelm Arboretum, Ullapool, Scotland, UK

Pittosporum tenuifolium is an evergreen, variable large shrub or small tree of columnar habit, growing up to 30 ft (9 m) high. The shiny, oval, green leaves are 1–1.6 in (2.5–4 cm) long, and have wavy edges. The flowers are very dark purple, sweetly scented; spring. Hardy in the UK.

Pittosporum tenuifolium is commonly found in coastal to lower mountain forests and scrublands throughout the North Island, and to east of the South Island, New Zealand. Its Maori name is kohuhu.

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