Pittosporum species and varieties such a Pittosporum Screenmaster are used widely as hedge plants.
As hedging plants the most popular are Pittosporum tenuifolium species and cultivars such as screenmaster, james stirling, Pittosporum silver sheen, silver song, green pillar, Pittosporum Stirling Mist.
Species such as Pittosporum undulatum ( sweet pittosporum) , Pittosporum revolutum, Pittosporum angustifolium and Pittosporum tobira are generally not as popular.
Pittosporum varieties are popular as a screening or hedging plant. With growth rates of over 1m per year depending on conditions, cultivars such as Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen' with their attractive black stems and silver/green foilage will reach 5m, easy to prune into a hedge, frost tolerant and will handle coastal conditions are popular.
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'James Stirling' is a smaller growing cultivar reaching
nd 3m, used widely as a hedging plant 'James Stirling' has proved to be reasonably drought tolerant. The small green foliage will look great a few weeks after pruning in early spring.
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golden Pillar', 'Green Pillar' and 'Ivory Sheen' will all reach around 3m.
include Pittosporum Tobira 'Variegata', Pittosporum Tenuifolium 'White Cloud', Pittosporum Tenuifolium 'Marjorie Channon', Pittosporum Eugenoides 'Variegated' and the dwarf variagated form, Pittosporum tenuifolium argentea Nana
Dwarf Pittosporum varieties
such as Pittosporum tenuifolium argentea nana
are available under names such as 'Wheelers Dwarf' , GolfBall' and 'Miss Muffet'.
Pittosporum angustifolium is the 'Weeping Pittosporum'
. Pittosporum tobira is called 'Japanese Cheesewood'. Pittosporum tenuifolium
is widely used as a hedging plant
Fast growing and tolerant of a wide range of conditions. Pittosporum undulatum ( sweet pittosporum) is regarded as weed in many areas, Pittosporum revolutum is the Brisbane Laurel.