Growing and caring for Pittosporum plants is relatively easy. Aside from their aromatic blossoms, they are an excellent hedging species for Australian gardens and are a fast-growing plant. Making them great for landscape borders and/or hedges. There are roughly 200 species of this amazing flowering shrubbery whose main origins are Southeast Asia and Japan. The leaves grow in a unique whirly pattern. The Pittosporum is a plant which brightens up a yard. Thus, enhancing its beauty while increasing the home's value as well.
Characteristics of Pittosporum
These evergreen type plants make great corner shrubbery or tree. Their leaves are dark green in colour and have a leathery texture. Blossoms come in a variety of colours like yellow, white, brown, and red. The heavenly aroma emanates from these beautiful flowers throughout the yard.
Various Pittosporum Species
- Pittosporum Tenuifolium Green Pillar
- Pittosporum Tenuifolium Limelight
- Pittosporum Tasman Ruffles
- Pittosporum Tenuifolium Screen Master
- Pittosporum Tenuifolium Golf Ball
- Pittosporum Tenuifolium Ivory Sheen
- Pittosporum Tenuifolium Sunburst
- Pittosporum Tenuifolium Golden Sheen
- PIttosporum Eugenioides Variegatum
- PIttosporum Hole in One
- Pittosporum Kiwi Jade
- Pittosporum Pinnacle
- Pittosporum Screen Between
- Pittosporum Silver Sheen
Caring for Pittosporum
Pittosporum plants are available from Internet Nursery's like Online Plants. The added convenience of buying online and having your Pittosporum home delivered is further enhanced by Online Plants'guarantee to grow'.
Plant Pittosporum in a full sun or partial shade position in the garden. If using as a screen hedge, use a measure tape to dig holes at the correct distance apart. For eventual dense screen, allow 80cm-1mt between plants.
Use high quality planting mix, dug through with the existing soil and water in well.
Feed with slow release completer plant food in Autumn and Spring, and lightly trim to shape at the same time.
Keep barely moist with regular summer watering at the root system and mulching.
Disease and insect damage is not usually a problem with Pittosporum species.