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botanical name:
Pittosporum eugenioides 'Variegatum'
Pittosporum eugenioides 'Variegatum' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Variegated Lemonwood, Tarata
family:  Pittosporaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 2.10m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: white & green
flower colour: yellow
stem/bark: black
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Attractive medium sized evergreen. Fairly large oblong leaves of greyish green margined creamy-white, on very dark stems. Small pale yellow, honey scented flowers in summer.
The leaves are about twice the size of P. tenuifolium.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in a sunny position. Dislikes heavy wet soil and cold winds. Somewhat tender, though reputedly hardier than the species. Best given a sheltered position with some protection from severe frosts unless grown in a mild climate.
Can be trimmed or pruned to maintan size and shape.

propagation:
From cuttings, half-ripe in summer or hardwood in late autumn.

usage:
Can be used for hedging in mild locations.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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