Pittosporum eugenioides (is a tall frost hardy perennial evergreen shrub with yellow flowers in mid Spring and early Spring. It grows well in direct sun, and prefers high levels of water. The flowers are arranged in a , ) inflorescence. It has low drought tolerance.
Pittosporum eugenioides grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6.5 (slightly acidic ranges from 6.1 to 6.5) to 7.6 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to chalk, clay, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, peat, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils, and prefers high fertility.
This is a shrub has a moderate rate of growth has an ultimate height of 12m / 39.4ft and spread of 5m / 16.4ft.
It has green leaves. They arein shape.
Exposure and elevation
The plant prefers a sheltered situation. It grows 600m / 1,969ft below sea level in its natural habitat.
A strong pleasant scent is emitted from the leaf. You can smell a lemony scent when you crush the leaves. A strong pleasant scent is emitted from the flower. It's a sweet smelling odour.
Basic hedge, borders, city courtyard garden, coastal/seaside suitable, cottage informal garden, flowering shrub, low maintenance, screen and wall side.
Salt/sea spray (medium) and wind (medium).
Pittosporum eugenioides has green bark with a smooth texture.
Propagation techniques include cuttings and seed.
New Zealand.-6°C / 21.2F to 12m / 39.4ft 5m / 16.4ft
|Scientific classifications [Edit]|
|Specific epithet ?||eugenioides|
|Lemonwood (Ireland), Tarata (Ireland)|
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