Pittosporum pentandrum - Plant
Description for Pittosporum pentandrum
Pittosporum tobira is a species of flowering plant in the Pittosporum family known by several common names, including Australian laurel, Japanese pittosporum, mock orange and Japanese cheesewood
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Japanese pittosporum||White||April to May||10.00 to 15.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
This is a very versatile plant and thrives equally well in either shade or sun. Propagation, or how to grow Pittosporum, is through semi-hardwood cuttings in summer. Place the cutting in a half and half mixture of peat and perlite. Keep the pot lightly moist and soon you will have another Pittosporum baby to enjoy.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||Well drained soil||Medium||20 to 40 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Pittosporum pentandrum
- The tolerance of this plant is nearly legendary. In addition to its ambivalence regarding lighting, it can also grow on almost any soil. It is drought resistant, but the plant is most beautiful when it does receive regular irrigation.
Typical uses of Pittosporum pentandrum
Special features: Where winter hardy, grow in foundation areas, in borders, as a screen or hedge or in a mass planting. This plant may be trimmed and trained as a small tree that is effective near patios. Where not winter hardy, plants may be grown in containers that are overwintered in greenhouses or sunrooms. Houseplant.
Culinary use: Leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
- http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=285126&isprofile=0& http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/pittosporum/growing-japanese-pittosporum.htm
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