Golf Ball Pittosporum- Bigger than Advertised?
Has anyone else had a Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Golf Ball' get way bigger than Monrovia advertises? When I bought it, the tag said 24" x 24". Now the tags say 3-4' tall and wide. Mine grew to at least 5' tall and 6' wide. I never pruned it because of it's advertised size- I always thought it would stop growing. I bought it BECAUSE I wouldn't need to prune it!
The plant is really a gorgeous shrub. but it's way too big for its spot in the garden. Same thing with Nandina 'Plum Passion'. I rarely water- they get 3 or 4 good soaks in the summer- that's it. Is it the California climate, or am I getting mutant plants?