Pittosporum


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Pittosporum

 

a genus of plants of the family Pittospora-ceae. The plants are small trees or shrubs (often climbing shrubs) with shiny and leathery simple leaves. The fragrant, pentamerous flowers are solitary or gathered into umbellate corymbs or panicles. The fruit is a capsule whose sticky contents enclose the seeds. There are as many as 200 species, distributed in the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Species are also encountered on the island of Madeira and the islands of the Pacific Ocean. Some species of Pittosporum are grown as ornamentals in gardens, parks, greenhouses, and apartments. P. tobira, an evergreen shrub with very aromatic, waxy flowers, is cultivated in the countries of the Mediterranean region. In the USSR the species is found along the southern coast of the Crimea and in the Caucasus. A number of species, including P. heterophyllum and P. eugenioides, are grown along the Black Sea shore of the Caucasus.

REFERENCE

Derev’ia i kustarniki SSSR, vol. 3. Moscow-Leningrad, 1954.
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Perennial shrubs of pittosporum and Indian hawthorn and xylosma trees all provide excellent off-ground cover for birds year round.
A mounding shrub such as Pittosporum crassifolium 'Compactum' or a mounding perennial such as ground morning glory (Convolvulus mauritanicus), which is festooned with small blue gramophone flowers most of the year, would give you contrasting form and texture.
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I'd also have a small pittosporum, as there are interesting and different variegations, including 'Tom Thumb', a purple one that stays like a round ball with purple leaves.
I'd also have a small pittosporum, as there are interesting and different variegations, including Tom Thumb, a purple one that stays like a round ball with purple leaves.
Working in tandem with San Francisco Mayor, Gavin Newsom, and San Francisco's Recreation and Parks Department, 150 Shaklee employees planted 225 Monterey Cypress and Pittosporum five-gallon trees in Marx Meadow of Golden Gate Park.
The native invasive species Pittosporum undulatum (sweet pittosporum) was also found in the run-on zone, and extended further out across slope than the exotic species.
Good hedges to clip or shear: sweet viburnum, silverthorn, orange jasmine, silver, buttonwood, Surinam cherry, dwarf schefflera, Chinese holly, pittosporum, nandina, cherry-laurel, box thorn, Japanese privet.
Elsewhere in the garden (see page 40), larger succulents, including potted Kalanchoe beharensis, hold their shape, while low-water perennials, including Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen', offer a range of form and texture.
At the base, use drifts of hellebores, epimedium and pachysandras and build up initial height with a layer of Fatsia, Dicksonia antarctica and clouds of Pittosporum Nanum.
The bridesmaids carried bouquets of cream roses, scabiosa pods, saffron sunflower thistle, seeded eucalyptus, green cotton bolls, and variegated pittosporum.
Other tender plants such as cordylines, Pittosporum tobira and cestrum, callistemon and Clerodendrum bungei may need wrapping, by framing the plant with a wigwam of bamboo canes and then packing the base of the plant with straw and wrapping the cane frame with horticultural fleece.