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Pittosporum eugeniodies (Lemonwood Pittosporum)


The average plant height is 150 cm
The average plant height is 170 cm
The average plant height is 200 cm

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Suited to regions:All regions
Plant type:Trees
Height:12.00 m
Spread:5.00 m
Flowering time:Spring
Tolerances:Coastal, Hardy, Wet, Wind
Garden uses:Hedging, Parks, Ponds, Pool areas, Screening, Specimen
Garden styles:Alpine, Coastal, Formal, Native, Riparian
Easy to grow?Yes
Maintenance requirementsLow
Growth rateMedium

Pittosporum eugeniodies (Lemonwood Pittosporum) Details

Pittosporum eugenioides, commonly known as Lemonwood Pittosporum or Tarata, is a popular, NZ native tree. It features green-yellow foliage which has a strong lemony smell when crushed. large clusters of fragrant, lemon-yellow flowers are borne in spring and result in small fruit that attract birds. It typically grows to 12 m tall and 5 m wide with a broad, conical shape though can be contained with trimming as necessary. This tree is very hardy and will grow in the poorest of soils and is tolerant of coastal conditions, wind, frost, and cool climates. That said, best performance will be achieved when it is grown in full sun on a well-drained site. Pittosporum eugenioides is commonly used for hedging, screening, or grown as a specimen in NZ gardens. It is also commonly included in native revegetation exercises.

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