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Care of the plant Pittosporum truncatum or Truncated pittosporum.

Care of the plant Pittosporum truncatum or Truncated pittosporum

The genus Pittosporum, family Pittosporaceae, comprises 200 species of trees and shrubs native to Oceania, Asia and Africa. Some species are: Pittosporum truncatum, Pittosporum tobira, Pittosporum tenuifolium, Pittosporum coriaceum, Pittosporum crassifolium, Pittosporum x pourtetianum, Pittosporum heterophyllum, Pittosporum angustifolium.

Common name: Truncated pittosporum. This species is native to China.

They are highly branched evergreen shrubs that reach 2-3 meters in height. The leaves are leathery, bright green in color and rhombic-ovoid in shape with a sharp apex. The small flowers appear in umbels, are yellowish white or yellow and give off a pleasant perfume. They bloom from spring to early summer.

They are used to form hedges, wind screens, shrub groups, as isolated specimens and in large pots for patios and terraces.

Pittosporum truncatum can grow in full sun, semi-shade and shade exposures. They resist frost down to -6 ºC.

They can grow in any type of soil: sandy, poor or clay. They appreciate a normal garden substrate.

They resist drought well; water moderately waiting for the substrate to dry.

Fertilize with compost or manure in the fall.

Prune lightly in late winter to late winter.

They are plants resistant to pests and diseases.

They are propagated from seeds sown in fall or spring in the seedbed and by cuttings in late summer.

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Pittosporum truncatum
Pittosporum truncatum
Pittosporum truncatum
Pittosporum truncatum
Pittosporum truncatum
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