Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Tom Thumb’ is a compact shrub with a rounded shape, and bears small, dark purple leaves. It’s ideal for growing against a south-facing wall or as a display in its own right in a gravel garden or container. Alternatively, pair with ornamental grasses or other foliage plants such as choisya.
Care: Protect from cold, drying winds. Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. To thin or reduce growth prune mid-spring and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.