Pittosporum bicolor Hook.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Pittosporum bicolor' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/pittosporum/pittosporum-bicolor/). Accessed 2019-12-11.

Genus

Glossary

axillary
Situated in an axil.
entire
With an unbroken margin.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
globose
globularSpherical or globe-shaped.
linear
Strap-shaped.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Pittosporum bicolor' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/pittosporum/pittosporum-bicolor/). Accessed 2019-12-11.

An evergreen shrub or even a small tree 30 to 40 ft high, the younger shoots clothed with a pale brown, close felt. Leaves entire, linear, leathery, tapered at each end, pointed, 1 to 212 in. long, 18 to 13 in. wide but made to look narrower by the rolling under of the margins; upper surface dark green and glabrous, lower one felted, at first white then brown, like the young shoots; stalk 18 in. or less long. Flowers solitary or in small clusters, axillary, 38 in. long, fragrant, each on a downy stalk as long as itself; petals oblong, deep maroon crimson; sepals narrower and one-third the length of the petals; stamens yellow. Fruits nearly globose, 14 to 13 in. wide.

Native of Tasmania, Victoria, and New South Wales; in cultivation 1854. It requires winter protection at Kew but is hardy in the southern and western maritime counties, and has reached 28 ft at Exbury on the Solent, and 33 ft at Mount Usher, Co. Wicklow, Eire. Its flowering period extends from November to April, but the main crop is borne in the spring.


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