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Pittosporum 'Green Geno' - Green Geno Pitt
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Pittosporaceae (Pittosporums)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Purple
Bloomtime: Spring
Parentage: (P. tenuifolium hybrid)
Height: 15-25 feet
Width: 10-15 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Pittosporum 'Green Geno' (Green Geno Pitt) - Upright growing shrub with 2 inch long by 1-inch-wide mid green leaves with wavy margins and slightly gray glaucus surface coating. Ultimate size is not yet known but this appears to eventually grow to be a large shrub that is much taller than wide.

Plant in full to part sun and irrigate occasionally. Hardiness is unknown but likely similar to the one known parent species, Pittosporum tenuifolium, which is hardy to 15-20 F.

Pittosporum 'Green Geno' was a plant selected in 2020 out of our 15 gallon seedling Pittosporum tenuifolium crop by shipping manager, the late Gene Leisch, after he noted it looked quite different from the rest of the crop with larger and broader leaves that had a slight gray cast. The seed used for this crop was purchased from Mistletoe Carter Seed in 2016 and our best guess is that it is the result of hybridization between Pittosporum tenuifolium and Pittosporum crassifolium. Our fist grown crop is from cuttings taken from this plant and we named it 'Green Geno' in 2021 to honor Gene, who sadly passed away in 2022. Other plants Gene selected include Setaria palmifolia 'Little Geno', Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Gene's Giant', Rosa californica 'Elsie' and Setaria Westringia 'Lilac Gem'

Information about Pittosporum 'Green Geno' displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.