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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AFTER last year''s severe, early winter it's questionable whether to plant evergreen shrubs such as ceanothus, camellias and pittosporum in autumn.
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If you are lucky enough to have some summer flowers in your garden such as Alchemilla, Dahilas, Coneflowers, Lavender (amazing intoxicating aroma), Hydrangea, Asters, Stocks, and foliages like Hosta leaves and Pittosporum, why not bring a burst of colour from the outside in by creating your own indoor display and have some sunshine in your house.
Although there are very hardy evergreens, many can be tender, including popular plants such as hebes, pittosporum, griselinia and escallonia, which you may lose this winter.
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