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Blackstem Pittosporum, Tawhiwhi
Indian Hawthorne
Blackstem Pittosporum, Tawhiwhi

Common name: Blackstem Pittosporum, Tawhiwhi
Botanical name: Pittosporum tenuifolium

This medium sized evergreen shrub has medium green leaves with black stems. Its pleasing texture and narrow, upright growth make this a fine hedge or screen. It is easy to grow in soils with good drainage. Many new cultivars are being introduced with smaller, variegated and/or multi-colored foliage.

Indian Hawthorne

Common name: Indian Hawthorne
Botanical name: Rhaphiolepis indica

This small shrub will grow 2' tall and 4' wide. It has small, dark green leaves that get a red tint in the winter and deep pink flowers that bloom fall through spring.

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Backyard Hedge

Photographer: GardenSoft

Water Saving Tip:

Group plants with similar watering needs in the same area.