Friday, August 19, 2011

Silver Sheen Pittosporum


How to care for Silver Sheen Pittosporum

Silver Sheen is one of Green Pot Nursery's most popular garden plants. This fast growing hardy shrub makes a beautiful and functional contribution to exterior landscapes. 

Description:
An evergreen upright shrub that can grow upwards to 12-15 ft. or more, with small oval silver-green leaves and thin black branches. 



Bloom Color:
Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Aromatic (flowers are fragrant)
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Genus: 
Pittosporum (pit-oh-SPOR-um) 

Cultivar: 
Silver Sheen

Family: 
Pittosporaceae

Species: 

tenuifolium (ten-yoo-ih-FOH-lee-um)

Height: (mature shrubs)
12 - 16 ft.
15-20 ft.
20-30 ft. 

Width:

6-8 ft. (mature shrub)

Spacing:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
 
Sun Exposure: 

Sun or Partial Shade

Water Requirements: 

Moderate to Regular. Water often but do not over water
.
Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; sow indoors before last frost
From seed; direct sow after last frost
By simple layering
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Foliage Growth Cycle: 

Evergreen

Danger:
All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction
Pollen may cause allergic reaction 


Commonly used for: 

Screening, gap filling, hedge

Care Level: 
Easy to care for




We would love to read comments from people who have Silver Sheen or experience with it. Or if you have any questions regarding the care of your Silver Sheen plant, post them below and we will respond within  48 hours! 

Thanks,

Jesus and Green Pot Nursery Team










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