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Pittosporum daphniphylloides (Daphne pittosporum)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
5m
Max height
5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Pittosporum daphniphylloides

Other names

Daphne pittosporum

Genus

Pittosporum Pittosporum

Species

P. daphniphylloides - P. daphniphylloides is an upright, bushy, evergreen shrub or small tree with oblong to elliptic, pointed, leathery, dark green leaves and spherical clusters of small, fragrant, bell-shaped, bright yellow flowers in mid- to late spring. Flowers are followed by spherical seed capsules that split to reveal red seeds.


Pittosporum daphniphylloides is: Evergreen

Fragrance

The flower is scented.

Habit

Bushy, Rounded, Upright

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Pittosporum daphniphylloides (Daphne pittosporum) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises, Mediterranean, Low Maintenance, Indoor, Hedging/Screens, Drought Tolerant, Conservatory, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil, preferably in full sun with afternoon shade. Protect in colder parts from cold, drying winds. If grown inside, or a greenhouse, plant in loam-based compost in full light.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

The soft white-green leaves are a good companion to plants with purple flowers

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Pittosporum daphniphylloides

Other names

Daphne pittosporum

Genus

Pittosporum Pittosporum

Species

P. daphniphylloides - P. daphniphylloides is an upright, bushy, evergreen shrub or small tree with oblong to elliptic, pointed, leathery, dark green leaves and spherical clusters of small, fragrant, bell-shaped, bright yellow flowers in mid- to late spring. Flowers are followed by spherical seed capsules that split to reveal red seeds.

Native to

Taiwan, Western China

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

The flower is scented.

Habit

Bushy, Rounded, Upright


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Pittosporum daphniphylloides (Daphne pittosporum) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Wallside and trellises, Mediterranean, Low Maintenance, Indoor, Hedging/Screens, Drought Tolerant, Conservatory, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil, preferably in full sun with afternoon shade. Protect in colder parts from cold, drying winds. If grown inside, or a greenhouse, plant in loam-based compost in full light.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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COMPANION PLANTS

The soft white-green leaves are a good companion to plants with purple flowers

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.


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