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Pittosporum tobira

Pittospore odorant
Pittosporum

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

18-22 mm

Flowering months

May,

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Whorled

Height

10 m

Description

Pittosporum is native to Japan, China and Korea. An attractive garden shrub that can be trimmed into a hedge.

Stems, leaves and dried fruit are used in flower arrangements.

Flowers

Very fragrant white flowers becoming creamy with age, growing in terminal clusters.

Leaves

Whorled cluster of leaves encircle the stem. Cluster of leaflets circling the stem at the same height, drooping downwards, leathery, pronounced midrib.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: woody, hairy, splits into three valves.

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