Irish Fortune™

Irish Fortune™

Pittosporum tenuifolium PPAF

Not too short or too tall, Irish Fortune is the perfect size for hedges. Plants are naturally more dense and darker green than the average Pittosporum.

Sunset Zones

9, 14-17, 19-24

USDA Zones

15°F to 20°F USDA zones 8B–10

Irish Fortune™ Features

Plant Dimensions

12-16' H x 6-8' W

Landscape Use

Container, Hedge, Low Hedge, Poolside, Privacy Planting

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Compact habit, Dwarf Habit, Easy Care, Salt Tolerance, Upright Habit


Perfect as a hedge or barrier plant, Dense Habit

Flowering Season


Irish Fortune™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise


Little to no fertilizer required; may apply controlled release in spring if desired


Shape spring to summer


Well-drained garden soil

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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