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    Dwarf Karo

    Pittosporum crassifolium 'Compactum' ('Nana')(Compacta)

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    Dwarf Karo (7908059709695)
    Dwarf Karo (7908059709695)
    Dwarf Karo (7908059709695)

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    Dwarf Karo

    Dwarf Karo

    Pittosporum crassifolium 'Compactum' ('Nana')(Compacta)

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    Mature height
    2-3 ft.
    Mature Width
    4-6 ft.
    Sun exposure
    Sun/Part Sun
    Growth Rate
    Grows Well in Zones
    9, 10, 11
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    Pittosporum crassifolium 'Compactum' (or ‘Compacta’) is a naturally mounding, evergreen shrub with a restrained beauty. Admired for its tidy form, and dense, grey-green foliage with fuzzy undersides, Dwarf Karo adds grace and tranquility to any garden setting.

    Also known as Pittosporum crassifolium 'Nana', Dwarf Karo grows effortlessly in California’s mild climates, thriving in USDA zones 9-11. Perfect for coastal gardens, it stands up to seaside conditions and mild drought with ease. In hotter, arid, inland areas, Dwarf Karo performs best with some afternoon shade and regular watering.

    Unlike the regular species, Pittosporum crassifolium 'Compactum' is a very dwarf form, growing only up to 3 ft. tall. This makes it an ideal foundation shrub that frames your home without blocking your view. Its naturally mounded shape is perfect for containers or garden borders. This low-maintenance, dome-shaped shrub may grow as wide as 6 ft. over time but can be easily controlled with light, annual pruning in late winter. Useful as a low-edging or single shrub, this dwarf Pittosporum is versatile in the landscape and suits any garden design.

    Dwarf Karo features wonderful foliage, starting with light yellow-green new leaves that mature to olive-green. The greyish-white hairs on the undersides of the foliage give it a felt-like texture. At first glance, the terminal, upright, new leaves create a greyish-shrub impression. The small, maroon flowers of Dwarf Karo are infrequent and inconspicuous.

    Pittosporum crassifolium 'Compactum' is grown for its dwarf mounding form and tomentose, dense foliage that offers verdant beauty and creates a calm, harmonious setting in the landscape.

    Plant care

    Plant in well-draining soil. Water regularly during the first year to aid the plant in establishing a strong root system, frequency can be cut back once established. Fertilize in the spring and prune to shape.

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