A popular evergreen glossy leaved shrub growing as a tall broad column. Its leaves have appealing wavy margins. Small, honey-scented deep purple flowers open in clusters in late spring and early summer, followed by hard round seed cases which begin to open in early Autumn, revealing small black seed covered in a sticky yellow coating. Pittosporum tenuifolium can also be grown as a hedge in coastal locations. Its light green leaves make an attractive and fairly dense hedge which takes well to clipping. Suitable for any sized garden; even in a larger pot once it is regularly trimmed.