Pittosporum 'Golf Ball'

Pittosporum 'Golf Ball'

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Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Golf Ball’ is a very compact, bushy evergreen shrub that features pale jade-green ovate shiny leaves and as its name suggests, naturally grows in a rounded, globe-like shape. The fresh green of the leaves is an attractive contrast to the dramatic black stems. In spring, fairly inconspicuous purple-brown flowers emerge.

Pittosporum ‘Golf Ball’ is a versatile, low-growing, decorative shrub that will provide year-round architectural interest in the garden.  In beds and borders its rounded form and dense foliage looks striking against accompanying planting such as ornamental grasses or create an undulating cloud effect by planting in multiples along a border edge. Alternatively, grow as a specimen in a pot on the patio or in a gravel garden as a single or multiple focal point. Pittosporum ‘Golf Ball’ can also be topiarised and is an excellent alternative to Box.

This exceptionally easy-to-grow shrub will do best in a moist, well-drained soil except for heavier soils with a clay base. It prefers a sunny or partially shaded position and needs little pruning at all to achieve a uniform shape. Considered semi-hardy it may need protection from frosts and strong winds and is suited to a more sheltered location. Max height and spread is 1m.

More Information

  • Berry Colour None
  • Deciduous No
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen Yes
  • Flower Colour Purple
  • Grows Up To 1m
  • Has Berries No
  • Is Edible No
  • Native No

Pittosporum ‘Golf Ball’ is very easy to grow and maintain, needing little pruning if any to achieve a lovely shape. Simply trim to shape if needed in spring after flowering. Do not trim over winter as this could be damaging to the plant.

If required, remove any damaged or diseased branches and lightly trim foliage to maintain your chosen size and shape.  Add a good few centimetres of compost or manure around the base of the plant 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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More Information
Berry ColourNone
Semi EvergreenNo
Flower ColourPurple
Grows Up To1m
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.

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Pittosporum ‘Golf Ball’ is named for its dense, compact foliage that naturally forms a spherical shape. This attractive evergreen shrub features pale-green glossy oval leaves on contrasting black stems with small purple-brown flowers developing in spring. Best suited to a sunny or partially-shaded location, Pittosporum ‘Golf Ball’ is an excellent choice for borders, pairing with grasses or for pots and planters. It is also a popular alternative to Box topiary for ease of shaping. Height and spread up to 1m.