Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘GloBall’ PP28696

Most compact variegated P. tenuifolium, growing 3 to 5- in. per year. New growth opens green, becoming olive green with creamy yellow edges. Evergreen.

Sunset Zones

9, 14–24

USDA Zones

20°F to 30°F USDA zones 9–10

This plant is suitable for your USDA Zone 10b

Diamond™ Features

Plant Dimensions

3–4' H x 3-4' W

Landscape Use

Accent, Container, Hedge, Low Hedge, Mass planting

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Compact habit, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Variegated Foliage, Water-wise


Compact Habit, Glossy variegated leaves, naturally compact

Flowering Season


Diamond™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise


Fertilize yearly in spring


Prune as needed


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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Your zip code 90004 is located in Zone: 10b with a temperature range of: 35 to 40 °F.