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Pittosporum 'Green Geno'
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Pittosporaceae (Pittosporums)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Purple
Bloomtime: Spring
Parentage: (P. tenuifolium hybrid)
Height: 15-25 feet
Width: 10-15 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Pittosporum 'Green Geno' - Upright growing shrub with 2 inch long by 1 inch wide mid green leaves with a wavy margins and slightly gray glaucus surface coating. Ultimate size is not yet known but this appears to eventually grow to be a large shrub that is much taller than wide. Plant in full to part sun and irrigate occasionally. Hardiness is unknown but likely similar to the one known parent species Pittosporum tenuifolium, which is hardy to 15-20 F. Pittosporum 'Green Geno' was a plant selected in 2020 out of our 15 gallon seedling Pittosporum tenuifolium crop by shipping manager Gene Leisch after he noted it looked quite different from the rest of the crop. The seed used for this crop was purchased from Mistletoe Carter Seed in 2016 and our best guess is that it is the result of hybridization between Pittosporum tenuifolium and Pittosporum crassifolium. Our fist grown crop is from cuttings taken from this plant and we named it 'Green Geno' in 2021.  The information presented on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations of it growing in our nursery crops, as well as in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens we visit. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they include cultural information that would aid others in growing Pittosporum 'Green Geno'.