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Pittosporum heterophyllum /Chinese Pittosporum

Pittosporum heterophyllum  / Pittosporum heterophyllum
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Scientific Name: Pittosporum heterophyllum
Common Name: Chinese Pittosporum
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Densely branched shrub with evergreen leaves of various shapes to 3 inches long. Has light yellow, fragrant flowers in late spring or early summer. This species probably more hardy that the common P. tobira.