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PITTOSPORUM adaphniphylloides

Commonly known as Parchment bark

(formerly daphnephylloides) - huge dark green leaves of up to 10 ins. Scented cream flowers and small red fruit. Hardy if sheltered
Further Reading....

 

  • Evergreen - oblong, leathery, dark green leaves
  • Cream
  • Height - 6m (20ft) or more
  • Spread - 3m (10ft) or more
  • Tall Shrub - or possibly small tree with age
  • Tender - cool or frost free greenhouse - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen. Except in frost-free inner-city areas or coastal extremities requires glasshouse conditions. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 1°C (34°F)
  • Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
  • Full sun - shelter from cold winds
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - leaf spot, powdery mildew
  • Place of origin - China, Taiwan
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - small flowers in large axillary and terminal panicles
  • Hardiness - Tender (greenhouse & conservatory) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
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6m (20ft) or more
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft) or more
 

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