Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball' (PBR)

2 litre pot £21.99
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Buy Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball' (PBR) kohuhu: A good alternative to box balls

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

    Forming a neat, rounded mound, this evergreen shrub is ideal for adding structure and architectural interest to the planting scheme. The foliage is a fresh mint green and this is complemented by small brownish-purple flowers, which appear in late spring and early summer, filling the air with their sweet, honey-like scent.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. To thin or reduce growth prune mid-spring and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

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I would recommend this plant to friend


I have a few pittosporum plants already, and I bought this one as it is small and compact. It has been planted into a pot, which is on the patio, but can be moved to borders during winter for foliage interest. Great plant for any garden.






Great evergreen, variegated, topiary for structure. Look good in pairs or more.

Leigh the garden lover


Interesting leaves


Rather slow to get started, but seems happy on my clay soil. It has survived this summer's drought well.




Lovely compact shape.


This plant is one of my favourites. It is neat and naturally rounded so it gives a bit of structure without it being too formal or fussy. It is trouble-free, easy to look after, needs no clipping, is very healthy, has beautifully shiny leaves, looks good all year round and is a bit unusual.





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I have a golf ball plant In a pot and the lower leaves are going yellow and dry, and dropping . I am watering well in dry periods . The Top is creating new leaves, does it need repotting?


It is quite normal for all plants to shed some of their older (lower) leaves as they put on new top growth, however if it is quite widespread, then it does indicate that something is not quite right. This could be either too much or too little water, not enough sun, or a lack of fertiliser. If it is growing in a pot, then re-potting it is a great idea - particularly if the roots have become congested.


When can I trim my pittosporum tree which has grown too large.


These require minimal pruning, however to reduce their height, any pruning should be done in mid-spring.


I would like to purchase the Pittosporum Golf Ball to put in a tub/container but not sure what size pot, preferably in measurements rather than litres. I already have 3 Pittosporum of different varieties and one is in a large pot but after 6-7 years is now looking a bit sparse although the leaves look okay.

Cat Lady

These plants have an eventual spread of around 1.2m, so what pot size you opt for will be determined by whether or not you want to to it up in stages, or plant it straight into its forever home. If you opt for the latter, then I would recommend a pot with a diameter of around 25-30cm - otherwise (keeping in mind that it will look a little lost initially) I would opt for a pot that measures approximately 50cm across.


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