|Pittosporum crassifolia is a large evergreen shrub or small tree, upright and bushy. The foliage is leathery, dark green throughout the year, white felted beneath. Tubular-bell-shaped, dark red to purple flowers appear in early summer; males in clusters of 10, females in clusters of 5. 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.
'Compactum' is a smaller, denser cultivar, with gray-green leaves in tight whorls.