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Willow Pittosporum, Butterbush, Native Apricot
Scientific Name: Pittosporum phillyraeoides DC.
Synonym: Pittosporum phyllraeoides
Family: Pittosporaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9.11-24
USDA: 9b-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to half shade

Origin: Australia

Growth Habits: Evergreen tree, slow growing to 20 feet tall (6-12 m), up to 15 feet spread (4.5 m), pendulous branches; mottled, whitish bark; narrow leaves, up to 3 inches long (7.5 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water

Propagation: Seeds (no treatment needed), cuttings

The Willow Pittosporum is very invasive in tropical countries. It is considered a noxious weed in Hawaii.

Blooming Habits:
Small, bell shaped, creamy to yellow, pleasantly fragrant flowers, in late winter, early spring.

Fruiting Habits:
The Willow Pittosporum has orange apricot-looking capsules. Contrarily to their appearance the fruits are bony and not edible.

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