Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen'
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen' (Silver Sheen Kohuhu) - An evergreen upright shrub that can grow upwards to 12-15 feet tall with small oval silver-green leaves held on thin black branches. Plant in full coastal sun in cooler bay area garden or part shade elsewhere, with occasional watering. The small leaves start uniformly round and elongate with age. A very showy and dramatic looking plant when the silver highlights in the leaves catch morning and afternoon light. This is further enhanced if a gentle breeze causes the branches to move, making the plant shimmer. Very fast growing. Can be maintained as a very nice looking formal hedge to 3 to 6 feet tall if tip-pruned regularly.