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Sweetshade, Australian Frangipani
Scientific Name: Hymenosporum flavum (Hook.) F.Muell.
Synonym: Pittosporum flavum
Family: Pittosporaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,14-23
USDA: 9-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Australia (Queensland, New South Wales)

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree or large shrub, fast growing to 20 to 35 feet (6-8.5 m), 15 to 20 feet spread (4.5-6 m), thin narrow shape; leaves, 3 to 6 inches long (7.5-15 cm), 1 to 2 inches wide (2.5-5 cm)

Watering Needs: Likes moist air, needs only infrequent deep watering

Propagation: Fresh seeds, occasionally cuttings

Needs to be pruned for optimum shape. It might also need staking when young.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

Pale yellow, fragrant flowers, in clusters, in late spring to early summer. The flowers have a sweet smell of orange blossom and become darker as they age.

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