Pittosporum crassifolium – Karo

  • Description
Hardy coastal large shrub or small tree. Leathery dark green leaves felted underneath. Flowers dark crimson to purple. Prefers full sun in free draining soil but will also tolerate dry soil once established. Easily trims to make a very good hedge or can be allowed to grow to a hardy screen.  Windy conditions and coastal exposure OK.
Height x Width 6 x 4
Range Medium 5-10m
Growth Rate Moderate
Plant Type Tree
Shape Round
Country of Origin New Zealand
Similar to Consider Syzygium resilience, Michelia Figo, Camellias, Corokia, Griselinia, Ficus, Ilex largo, Olea El Greco, Eugenia Ventinatii
  • Leaf
Leaf Colour Green
  • Flower
Flower Colour Purple
Fragrant? No
  • Uses
Screening / Shelter Yes
Hedging Yes
Bird Feeding Yes
Fruit Producing No
   Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.