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Pittosporum in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Pittosporum

 

Pittosporum

Pittosporum are evergreen trees or shrubs and have fine, glossy foliage and are particularly suited to mild areas and seaside gardens in the UK. In frost prone areas, they need the shelter of a wall or to be grown in pots in a cool greenhouse or conservatory. Pittosprum tenuifolium and Pittosporum tobira. are the hardiest of the species, tolerating temperatures as low as -10C.

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plant Features
  • Pittosporum likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Pittosporum likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Pittosporum is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Pittosporum likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Pittosporum

Latin name

Pittosporum

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Pittosporaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Pittosporum likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Pittosporum is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Pittosporum likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Pittosporum likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Pittosporum is 1.20meters x 3.00meters 1.20 M 3.00 M

Pittosporum

Pittosporum are evergreen trees or shrubs and have fine, glossy foliage and are particularly suited to mild areas and seaside gardens in the UK. In frost prone areas, they need the shelter of a wall or to be grown in pots in a cool greenhouse or conservatory. Pittosprum tenuifolium and Pittosporum tobira. are the hardiest of the species, tolerating temperatures as low as -10C.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Pittosporum like well-drained soil. The variegated cultivars and P. ralphii and R. crassifolium - which both make good hedges alongside P. tenuifolium - prefer full sun, while all other species will tolerate light shade. They need to be sheltered from cold and drying winds and benefit from an annual mulch. Plant them as single specimens or in groups of three or five - not more, because they can get quite big. For this reason they don't suit a small border, but in a large border they are excellent, behind herbaceous perennials or bulbs.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14 cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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