Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Elfin’ is a charming compact shrub that is perfect for small gardens with limited space or can be used as a low hedge to define borders. This dwarf Pittosporum tenuifolium is tiny but mighty. Tolerant of drought, heat, shade, and coastal conditions, Elfin Pittosporum is fast growing and low maintenance.
Elfin Pittosporum is a dense, evergreen shrub with a tight, mounded habit that grows up to 24 inches tall and wide. Small, glossy grey-green leaves contrast nicely with the wiry, brownish-black stems. Best in USDA zones 9-11, Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Elfin’ is cold hardy to 20℉.
Easy to grow, Elfin Pittosporum can be used in the garden to edge walkways, driveways, or define borders around a flower garden as a low hedge. As an individual shrub, its petite size is enchanting in the landscape when grouped together. The lush and compact foliage naturally forms a spherical, ball-shaped topiary but it can be pruned to desired shape. An attractive shrub in containers for the patio or courtyard and it grows well in partial shade or in coastal gardens.
Commonly called Kohuhu or Tawhiwhi, Elfin Pittosporum looks great year-round and is captivating in formal or casual landscapes. Easy to grow, this dwarf Pittosporum is waterwise and low maintenance. The perfect petite shrub for borders, specimens, or as a low hedge.