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Products > Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Marjorie Channon'
 
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Marjorie Channon' - Variegated Kohuhu
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Pittosporaceae (Pittosporums)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red Brown
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 8-12 feet
Width: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Marjorie Channon' (Variegated Kohuhu) - Slow growing compact shrub with rounded pyramidal habit to 8-12'+ feet tall. The dark (black) stems hold light green oval foliage that has rich cream colored margins. In early summer it bears 1/2 inch bell-shaped, honey-scented, black-red flowers. Plant in full sun to light shade and irrigate occasionally. Hardy to 15-20 F. A great variegated shrub. Useful as an individual shrub or hedge. Similar but slightly larger than cultivar 'Deborah'. The largest plant we have seen of this cultivar is in the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum; it is at least 12 feet tall and close to 8 feet wide. This is the plant is pictured on our website. For more information about this species, see our listing for Pittosporum tenuifolium The information on this webpage is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of it as it grows in the nursery in containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it growing. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Pittosporum 'Marjorie Channon'.