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Golf Ball Kohuhu

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball'


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Golf Ball Kohuhu (Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball') at GardenWorks

Golf Ball Kohuhu

Golf Ball Kohuhu

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Golf Ball Kohuhu (Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball') at GardenWorks

Golf Ball Kohuhu foliage

Golf Ball Kohuhu foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8a


A dwarf variety that is fast growing yet stays very compact and round with little pruning; a dense multi-stemmed habit with bright green glossy foliage; perfect for a low hedge, or a geometrical accent in the garden

Ornamental Features

Golf Ball Kohuhu has attractive light green foliage. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain light green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Golf Ball Kohuhu is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Golf Ball Kohuhu is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Golf Ball Kohuhu will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Foliage Color  Texture  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

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