Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Tom Thumb’ – 10 Litre

Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Tom Thumb’ is a slow growing, dense, evergreen shrub with small leaves that emerge as light green and turn dark purple as they age. In late spring to early summer, small, inconspicuous, often fragrant, dark purple flowers also appear. Reaching a mature height and spread of 0.5-1m to form a compact, rounded shape, this Pittosporum will provide gardens with year-round form and structure. We would recommend planting this shrub in fertile, moist, well-draining soil in a sheltered site with full sun to partial shade. Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Tom Thumb’ for sale online and at our tree nursery in Essex!

Please select the size and quantity of your Pittosporum plant below.

If the availability below is not listed as ‘In Stock’ please contact us for more information regarding the item.

We are always updating the stock for sale at our tree nursery, but some varieties may only be available through the winter season.

10 Litre


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If the availability below is not listed as ‘In Stock’ please contact us for more information regarding the item. We are always updating the stock for sale at our tree nursery but some varieties may only be available through the winter season.

Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Tom Thumb’ – 10 Litre


  • Size : 10 Litre
  • Botanical name/s : Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Tom Thumb'
  • Common name/s : Pittosporum 'Tom Thumb'
  • Flower / Foliage : Dark purple, leathery leaves, light green, young growth and small, inconspicuous flowers.
  • Plant type : Evergreen
  • Flowering period : Late spring to early summer
  • Mature height : 0.5-1m
  • Mature spread : 0.5-1m
  • Growth rate : Slow to moderate
  • Recommended usage : Great for year round form and structure.
  • Nursery grown : Yes


Once planted, Pittosporum will need watering throughout the first growing season, but make sure not to over / underwater.

Check for and remove any dead, decaying or diseased branches.

Remove any weeds from around the base of the Pittosporum plant (including grass).

  • Position/Aspect : Plant in Sun to partial shade in a sheltered spot.
  • Soil : When planting this shrub be sure that the soil is moist but well-draining, it will tolerate most soil types.
  • Hardiness : Hardy in most places throughout the UK. 
  • Plant maintenance : Low maintenance.

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We will take your credit or debit card payment over the phone. Simply call us on 01376 340469 and one of our experienced team are always available to discuss your order.

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We can delivery to you anywhere in England and Wales via an overnight courier service (two days for Scotland & Ireland).

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Orders placed via our Online shop if placed by 10am Monday –Thursday can be delivered to you the very next day. If placed on a Friday – Sunday delivery would be on Tuesday.

We deliver by national overnight courier service.

Should you require a specific delivery date, let us know in advance and we will arrange for your delivery to arrive on your required date.

Every tree and plant is packed to ensure your order arrives safely.

For large trees or quantities of trees and plants

Please phone us to discuss, we are usually able to deliver to you via a dedicated vehicle.

For local deliveries

We will deliver to you in our local area and we will be pleased to arrange this with you whilst you are visiting our Nursery or via the phone. We also provide a planting service.

Planting service

We have our own installation teams to carry out planting in Southern & Eastern England. Please call us to discuss, we are always happy to provide you a quotation.

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