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Black Stem Pittosporum 'Elfin'

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Elfin'
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Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

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Evergreen shrub grows with a dense, upright habit. Petite leaves emerge pale mint-green, maturing to dark green that contrasts presently with black, wiry stems. Requires very little pruning. 

Plant with Bottlebrush 'Little John'


  • Landscape Size: 2' tall, 2' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 9, 14-17
  • Growth Habit: Mounding, Rounded
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Evergreen

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Thrives in a variety of well draining soils. Feed with a well rounded, all purpose fertilizer in spring before new growth appears. Prune lightly in spring to maintain desired shape. 



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