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Pittosporum tenuifolium /Kohuhu

Pittosporum tenuifolium  / Pittosporum tenuifolium
Large specimen shrub growing in a southern California botanical garden
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Large specimen shrub growing in a southern California botanical garden

Foliage on the Kohuhu Pittosporum

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Scientific Name: Pittosporum tenuifolium
Common Name: Kohuhu
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This is a large growing evergreen shrub native to New Zealand. It produces dark green oval-shaped leaves which are held on black branches. Dark purple, honey-scented, bell-shaped flowers appear in spring followed by small, gray-black capsules.. Drought tolerant.