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PITTOSPORUM illicioides

Commonly known as Parchment bark

Fragrant cream-yellow flowers
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  • Evergreen - remarkably long, stalked leaves to 15cm (6in) long or more
  • Yellow
  • Tall Shrub - loosely branched, rounded shrub. Produces terminal umbels of up to 10 tiny flowers on long, thread-like stalks followed by roundish, angled woody capsules to 12mm (½in) across with red seeds
  • 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 - Pests & Diseases - - leaf spot, powdery mildew
  • Place of origin - Taiwan
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Bell/Lantern - - bell-shaped
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Linear - see photos above
  • 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 - - honey-scented
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
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