Pittosporum tenuifolium ( Kohuhu )

Pittosporum tenuifolium is a large evergreen shrub or small tree, erect, bushy, fast-growing when young. The foliage is leathery, glossy, medium green throughout the year. Bell-shaped, honey-scented, dark red to purple flowers appear singly or in small clusters, in late spring and early summer, followed by small, gray-black capsules. Quite a tolerant plant, will stand sandy soil to clay, hot, dry conditions, salt spray and heavy shade. Can get leaf spot and mealy bugs. Warm climate plant, native to New Zealand.