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Pittosporum undulatum

sweet pittosporum

A dense bushy tree growing to 14m with a domed crown spreading 7m. The leaves are glossy dark green with wavy, undulating margins. Cream bell-shaped flowers occur in profuse clusters in spring and summer.
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originNSW, ACT, Qld, Vic, Tas.
cultural notesA hardy, adaptable tree that prefers moist, well drained soils in full sun or part shade.
maintenanceThis species can self seed and tends to colonise an area if not restricted.
toleratesFrost tolerant, drought tolerant once established.
flowering seasonSpring and Summer.
flower colourFragrant flowers are cream in colour, bell-shaped and have 5 petals. They occur in profuse, fragrant clusters. The flowers are followed by small orange berries.
foliage colourThe mature leaves are glossy dark green with wavy or undulating margins and a hooked tip. The juvenile foliage is lighter in colour.
widthup to 7m
heightup to 14m
plant spacing300cm apart
recommended usesUseful as a fast growing hedge or screen. This plant must be used with caution, it can become invasive and is an environmental weed in some parts of Australia.
 
plant image creditsCreative Commons License Forest & Kim Starr

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