Pittosporum heterophyllum Rhamnaceae
Chinese Pittosporum pi-TOS-po-rum het-er-o-FIL-um
- Broadleaf evergreen shrub, densely branched, to 8-10 ft (2.4-3 m) high, width usually less. Leaves alternate,
simple, 7-20 cm long and 2.5-5 cm wide, ovate to obovate to lanceolate,leathery, apex obtuse, base cuneate
(wedge-shaped), margin smooth, upper surface glossy green. Flowers pale yellow,fragrant, 1-5 per cluster, blooms in late spring and summer. Fruit a capsule, subglobose, about 6 mm in diam., green then brown.
- Sun to part shade. well-drained soil. Tolerates pruning, good as a screen or hedge.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 7 Native to western China.