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Pittosporum crassifolium/Karo Pittosporum, Karo

Pittosporum crassifolium / Pittosporum crassifolium
Evergreen foliage
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Evergreen foliage

Black fruit in late winter

Large, mature specimen growing in a southern California botanical garden

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Scientific Name: Pittosporum crassifolium
Common Name: Karo Pittosporum, Karo
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Red
Fruit present: Winter
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This is a large growing evergreen shrub native of New Zealand. It produces grayish-green round leaves with grayish hairs. Flowers are maroon colored and fragrant. Somewhat popular for coast conditions in Southern California. Grows best sunlight to partial shade.