15 - 20cm Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb' | 9cm Pot

Code: PL9239043
15 - 20cm Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb' | 9cm Pot
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15 - 20cm Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb' | 9cm Pot

Prolong your season of interest with this easy to grow, evergreen shrub

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb' will ornament your garden with its rich purple foliage, which can change to a green colour if planted in shaded conditions. Each leaf has a wavy shape, which will help add distinctive movement to your planting scheme, and come summer, may even be accompanied by sweetly-scented blooms! An evergreen shrub, you can enjoy a show of attractive foliage all year round, even when other plants have temporarily died down for the winter months. Please note, while this shrub is frost hardy, winter protection in especially cold areas is advised.

Plant Information

Supplied As 9cm pot
Height on Arrival 15 - 20cm
Eventual Height and Spread Your shrub's eventual size can depend on both environmental and genetic conditions. 1m, 0.6m
Season of Interest All year round

Features

Grown by a Trusted UK Nursery
An Evergreen Display of Foliage
Great for Making Hedging
Delivered in Secure Packaging
Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 21cm Rose Cut and Hold Secateurs by Kent & Stowe
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  • 40cm Terracotta Fibrecotta Large Cube Planter
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  • 50cm Terracotta Fibrecotta XL Cube Planter
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  • 42cm Small Wooden Pine Raised Cube Planter
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  • H55cm Wooden Cube Planter by Liz Frances™
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

The key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing between bushes, which is determined by a shrub's eventual height and spread.

Bare root and containerised plants have differing planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak the roots in water for up to two hours before planting, and with containerised plants, you should drench their rootball. For bare root plants, it is also beneficial to prune any woody roots back a few inches, and if you have a containerised plant, you should free any spiralized roots that are growing around the rootball's circumference. When planting, bare root plants need a graft point that is above the soil, but for containerised plants, it is better to have their pot sitting no less than an inch below the ground.

Bare root and containerised plants also share some of their planting needs; dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball, and fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil. After this, add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. After providing a generous watering, you can finish with a later of mulch, but keep it from touching your plant's stems.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.

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Your shrub will be sent directly from our trusted grower, based in the heart of England. This means that you'll receive a nursery fresh plant which was on the growing table one day, and at your door the following. Our expert nursery has spent decades perfecting the art of watering, feeding, and pruning shrubs, and will do so until hours before they are packed.

All of our shrubs are very easy to grow (unless specified). Below, we address some common queries surrounding your shrub's care:

Position: Most shrubs tolerate full sun or partial shade. We advise that you apply mulch when planting, as this will help retain moisture in the soil.

Soil Types: It is important to avoid waterlogged soils, which will starve a plant's roots of oxygen, risking plant death.

Hardiness: This species (Pittosporum tenuifolium) will remain hardy throughout most parts of the UK.

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