Pittosporum eugenioides – Lemonwood, Tarata
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Pittosporum eugenioides Lemonwood, Tarata
New Zealand; 3 - 4m
Planting position: Full sun.Areas without severe frost.
Tolerates salt spray.
Requires regular watering during seasons with no rainfall or dry spells.Well-draining, sandy loam, compost-enriched soil.Spring applications of complete fertiliser.Shape pruning when needed.Checking out for borers’ attacks.
Propagate from autumn cuttings.
Clusters of yellow, honey-smelling flowers are produced in summer. Its glossy foliage are lemon-scented and it makes a good hedge.
‘Variegata’ (4m) fast growing with cream margins on its pale green leaves.