Trees by Genus

Genus 'Pittosporum'

Pittosporum tenuifolium

Pittosporum tenuifolium (Kohuhu)

Pittosporum tenuifolium

Native: New Zealand

Location: Grown in gardens and for its foliage which is commonly used by florists, especially in winter.

Foliage

Leaves are pale green, glossy and have a wavy edge. There are several cultivated varieties with leaves purple, golden or variegated.

Flowers

Pittosporum tenuifolium

Flowers are about 1.8cm across, open in May and have a strong sweet scent, most apparent in the evening.

Fruits

Pittosporum tenuifolium

Fruits are about 1.2cm across and become dry and wrinkled as they ripen.