Pittosporum crassifolium

Crassifolium Pittosporum
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Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

2-3′ x 4-6′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Red

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Drought Resistant, Screen, Coastal Conditions

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

9, 14-17, 19-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

11-Sep

Pittosporum crassifolium is an evergreen shrub that produces grey-green round leaves that are covered with grayish hairs. It is generally an upright grower reaching 8 to 12 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide thought it is often kept smaller by pruning. It blooms in the spring with fragrant maroon colored flowers. Pittosporum crassifolium grows in full sun and when established it requires little water.  Pittosporum crassifolium is seen in many different landscape environments.   It is known to be resistant to seaside conditions and quite tolerant of drought.  It will often be seen as an upright hedging plant in coastal landscapes.

 

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