Pittosporum tenuifolium is a rounded, evergreen shrub originating from New Zealand with glossy, green leaves that have wavy margins.
Small, honey-scented deep purple flowers open in clusters during late spring and early summer.
This attractive shrub is easy to grow, preferring moist, but well-drained soil and may need protection from cold drying winds. It is best planted in full sun for the best leaf effect, within a flower border, bed or wall-side border and is ideal for the city, courtyard, coastal, cottage and informal style garden. It may also be planted in a container and grown on the patio.