Beach Ball™

Beach Ball™

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Pittlb2' PP28726

Naturally compact + thick growth habit = less pruning. Beach Ball is the perfect low-growing evergreen shrub for edging or decorative containers. Can easily be pruned to shape.

Sunset Zones

7-9, 14-24

USDA Zones

15°F to 20°F USDA zones 8B–10

Beach Ball™ Features

Plant Dimensions

3-4' H x 3–4' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Border, Container, Cut Flowers/Foliage, Edging, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Foundation Planting, Low Hedge, Mass planting, Slope, Topiary

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Compact habit, Deer Resistant, Salt Tolerance, Water-wise


Naturally compact; glossy evergreen leaves 

Flowering Season


Beach Ball™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise


Yearly in early spring


Shape in early spring


Well-drained soils

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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