Pittosporum undulatum
Victorian Box
Pittosporaceae
Origin: Australia, Africa and Asia

SPECIES CHARACTERISTICS:
Evergreen, broadleaf tree. Moderate - fast growth rate, 30 - 40' in height, equal spread. Round to dome shape.
FOLIAGE:
Simple leaf, alternate arrangement, elliptic to
oblong leaf shape. Entire undulate margins, glabrous surface teIture. 4 - 6" long 1 - 1 1/2" wide. Light yellow to deep green in color .
FLOWERS:

Perfect; fragrant; similar to orange blossoms. Creamy white in color. 1/2" in size. Spring.
FRUIT:

Dehiscent, round capsule. Orange when fruit is mature, 1/2" in size.
STEM / TRUNK:
Single trunk or multi-trunk.
BARK:

Somewhat smooth, light gray to dark gray.
EXPOSURE:
Full sun; Hardiness: Sunset zones: 14, 17 - 21, 24.
SOIL:
Well drained.
WATER:
Low water needs.
PESTS/DISEASES:
Aphids, scale, sooty mold.
PRUNING:
To shape and for clearance.
PROPAGATION:
Seed - cutting.
USES:
Accent, background, barrier, erosion control, fragrant, right of way, screen, shade, slope, seasonal color, specimen and windbreak.
COMMENTS:

Sticky seeds can pose a littler problem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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