Pittosporum

Family: Pittosporaceae


Plant type Shrub
Height 3 to 10 feet
Spread 3 to 10 feet
Habit Bushy
Foliage Evergreen
Growth rate Moderate
Interests Flowers, foliage
Uses Borders
Skill level Average
Maintenance Slight
Hardiness 9
Heat zone
Sun Full sun to part shade
Moisture Dry to average
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered
Flower colour Purple
Flower season Early spring to mid spring
Flower size Small
Foliage colour Green, purple, yellow
Fruit colour
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Harvest time
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Pittosporums are evergreen, mostly tender shrubs grown for their foliage which is light green in the species but may be purple, silver, gold or variegated in cultivated varieties. Mature plants may display purple of brown fragrant flowers in spring.

Pittosporums need a sheltered site, preferably against a south facing wall and they dislike wet soils.

 

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