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PITTOSPORUM heterophyllum

Commonly known as Parchment bark

Small pale yellow fragrant flowers. Dense growth and evergreen

£16.50 each

 

  • Yellow
  • Height - 3m (10ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Hedge - Ideal for hedging - suitable for a coastal hedge with some protection from direct sea-winds
  • Tall Shrub
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - tolerates pruning
  • Pests & Diseases - leaf spot, powdery mildew
  • Place of origin - western China
  • Flower Shape - Bell/Lantern - - small, bell-shaped flowers in clusters of 1-5.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept - - slightly back from the sea with more shelter in milder areas
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • 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 -
  • Spring
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  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
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3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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