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Pittosporum heterophyllum (Chinese pittosporum)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Pittosporum heterophyllum

Other names

Chinese pittosporum

Genus

Pittosporum Pittosporum

Species

P. heterophyllum - P. heterophyllum is a rounded to mound-forming, evergreen shrub with leathery, glossy, ovate, obovate, or lance-shaped, mid- to dark green leaves and clusters of fragrant, cream to pale yellow flowers from late spring into summer.


Pittosporum heterophyllum is: Evergreen

Fragrance

The flower is scented.

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Rounded

Flower

Cream, Pale-yellow in Spring; Pale-yellow, Cream in Summer

Foliage

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

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Pittosporum heterophyllum (Chinese pittosporum) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun or partial 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 heterophyllum

Other names

Chinese pittosporum

Genus

Pittosporum Pittosporum

Species

P. heterophyllum - P. heterophyllum is a rounded to mound-forming, evergreen shrub with leathery, glossy, ovate, obovate, or lance-shaped, mid- to dark green leaves and clusters of fragrant, cream to pale yellow flowers from late spring into summer.

Native to

Western China

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

The flower is scented.

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming, Rounded


Colour

Flower

Cream, Pale-yellow in Spring; Pale-yellow, Cream in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Leaf spot , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Pittosporum heterophyllum (Chinese pittosporum) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun or partial 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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