Pittosporum colensoi (syn Pittosporum tenuifolium var colensoi) is an evergreen tree growing up to 33 ft (10 m) high. The oval green leaves are 1.6–4 in (4–10 cm) long; the edges are not wavy, as they are in Pittosporum tenuifolium. The flowers are dark red, diameter 0.6 in (1.5 cm), late spring. Fairly hardy in the UK.
Pittosporum colensoi grows in lowland to montane forest from the Bay of Plenty in North Island, southwards through South Island to Stewart Island, New Zealand.