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Such a lovely compact shrub......Can you help name it please!


Can anyone out there help me out in naming this beautiful shrub. It has a maroon coloured leaf which feels quite thick and firm. It has a crinkly look around the edge. I saw this little shrub in Morrisons carpark gardens, and ‘’Just borrowed a sample’’ to see if I could get a few cuttings to root. Does anyone know if this would be possible this time of year. If I dont succeed I would like to buy one as it was such a beautiful looking compact shrub, so am hoping someone will be able to name it for me……Keeping everything crossed

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It's Pittosporum 'Tom Thumb'. Gets to about three feet and wants a good sunny position in soil that doesn't get waterlogged but doesn't dry out completely either

19 Feb, 2011


My neighbour has some in the front South facing garden ... they're lovely now after about 5 years ... look almost black some days ... depending on the daylight!

19 Feb, 2011


lovely shrub-- I'd have a go at propagating it-- I'd try all ways with as much material as possible -- keep gently warm out of the sun-and hope for the best

20 Feb, 2011


It's a lovely colour. I have some black Pittosporum shrubs they haven't liked the -12 winter!!

20 Feb, 2011


This is a great little shrub. I used to have it when I lived in the old cottage. You'll be very pleased with it I think :o)

20 Feb, 2011


That's lovely, Lin. They just need some coddling when it gets really cold.

20 Feb, 2011


I love mine Lin,and its come through the winter,no problem..I am going to take cuttings of mine in summer,following the advice given ,when I asked a question about this plant ,recently

20 Feb, 2011


It is lovely and would be great if you can get it to shoot..

20 Feb, 2011


Thanks Andrew for letting me know the name of this shrub. I just had to find out as I will buy one if the cuttings dont take. I will give it a go and see.

Thanks Shirley, Pamq,Lulu, Hywel,Sheilabub,Bloomer and Lincslass for all the very useful info you have given me. Its nice to know so many of you have this one, and given me all the good feedback on it .

21 Feb, 2011

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