Pittosporum Tenuifolium also known as Kohuhu is a small evergreen tree.
Overview of Kohuhu or Pittosporum Tenuifolium
• This tree can grow up to a height of 10 m (33 ft).
• This is indigenous to New Zealand.
Other common names are:
– Black matipo
• It’s grown below the cultivar name ‘Nigricans’.
• This is called so for its black stems.
• Particularly for its coloured foliage, this tree is popular.
• The variations include the color purple and silver or being variegated.
• It has tolerance of dry soils and shade.
• The flowers usually go unnoticed.
• The color is extremely dark reddish-purple.
• They are scented only in the evening.
• It can be found growing wild.
• It is found in coastal and lower mountain forest areas.
• The altitude is about 900m.
• The Latin word tenuifolium refers to “slender-leaved”.
The following species have gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit:-
• P. tenuifolium
• ‘Irene Paterson’
• ‘Silver Queen’
• ‘Tom Thumb’
• ‘Warnham Gold’
Scientific classification for Pittosporum Tenuifolium or Kohuhu
• Kingdom : Plantae
• (unranked) : Angiosperms
• (unranked) : Eudicots
• (unranked) : Asterids
• Order : Apiales
• Family : Pittosporaceae
• Genus : Pittosporum
• Species : P. tenuifolium
• Binomial name : Pittosporum tenuifolium
• Plant in a sunny to partially shady site of your garden.
• Ensure that the site has ample stature for a seed.
• The seed shall develop 30 in order to 35 feet in height.
• The flower could be expanded inside resort parts.
• Place it in garden soil that’s 3 feet square.
• Employ an excavator.
• Mix in a few inches with compost.
• This should be dug to a depth for a minimum of 8-10 in.
• Rakehell the location smooth.
• Remove sources or dirt.
• Look into the water flow and drainage.
• It requires neutral to slightly-acidic soil.
• Water well within the new planting site.
• Maintain a consistently moist soil.
• Do not make it wet.
• It can be hardy to zone 9.
• This plant is ideal for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils.
• It prefers well-drained soil.
• It’s suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils.
• It might grow in semi-shade or no shade.
• It prefers dry or moist soil.
• This plant can tolerate maritime exposure.
• It succeeds in almost any well-drained soil.
• Make an opening double deep and also twice as wide.
• This will likely make it possible for the dirt to become loose.
• This will ensure the growth of completely new roots without any battle.
• Water normally.
• Supply an increased phosphorous fertilizer.
• It will start origin enhancement.
• Provide a balanced environment friendly fertilizer including ten-ten-15 each springtime.
• Provide manure.