Pittosporum 'Gold Star'

Pittosporum 'Gold Star'

From £19.99

Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Gold Star’ is a compact yet bushy evergreen shrub that features ovate mid-green and gold variegated shiny leaves with a wavy margin and a cream-coloured mid-rib. New growth emerges more yellow and becomes variegated as it matures. Small, fragrant maroon flowers are produced in spring.

This easy-to-grow shrub is tolerant of all moist, well-drained soil types and prefers a sunny or partially shaded position. It needs little maintenance but responds well to trimming and shaping. Only semi-hardy it requires some protection from frosts and strong winds therefore a more sheltered location is best.

Pittosporum ‘Gold Star’ is a pretty, decorative shrub that will give colour and interest all year round.  Its rounded form and neat foliage particularly complements architectural planting such as grasses and phormiums in beds or borders, or it can look equally at home in a pot on the patio or in a gravel garden as a single focal point. Max height and spread is 2m.

More Information

  • Berry Colour None
  • Deciduous No
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen Yes
  • Flower Colour Purple
  • Has Berries No
  • Is Edible No
  • Native No

Pittosporum ‘Gold Star’ is both easy to grow and maintain. Simply trim to shape in spring as cold winter weather can damage newly cut shoots and the foliage too if cut later in the year. Remove any damaged or diseased branches and maintain your chosen size and shape.

Add a good few centimetres of compost or mulch around the base of the plant in spring to encourage good, healthy growth.

1. Select Root Type

Bare Root 

Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

Root Ball 

Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

Pot Grown 

Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

Instant Hedging 

Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

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    Pittosporum 'Gold Star' 3L Pot
    3L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £19.99
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    Pittosporum 'Gold Star' 5L Pot
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    Price £24.99
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More Information
Berry ColourNone
Semi EvergreenNo
Flower ColourPurple
Has BerriesNo
Is EdibleNo

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-5 days. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days at present.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £7.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £300 or a £30 pallet charge if the order is under £300.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
  • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £300 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £300 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

For delivery information for other products please see here.

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‘Gold Star’ is a pretty variegated form of Pittosporum featuring mid-green glossy leaves with yellow variegation and a cream central rib on dark reddish-coloured stems. Small maroon flowers develop in spring. Best suited to a sunny or partially-shaded location for the best foliage colouration, this compact yet bushy evergreen shrub will add decorative year-round interest to the garden. An excellent choice for mixed shrub borders, pairing with grasses or for pots and planters to add colour and style to the patio. Height and spread up to 2m.