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Karo, Stiffleaf Cheesewood
Scientific Name: Pittosporum crassifolium Banks & Soland. ex A. Cunn.
Family: Pittosporaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9,14-17,19-24
USDA: 8-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to half shade

Origin: New Zealand (North and South Kermedic Islands )

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub or small tree to 16 feet high (5 m); leathery light green obovate leaves, up to 3 inches long (7.5 cm), whitish-tomentose underside

Watering Needs: tolerates sea-side areas

Propagation: Seeds, semi-hardwood cuttings at the end of spring, or hardwood cuttings in the fall

Blooming Habits:
Dark red to purple scented flowers, 0.5 inch long (1.2 cm), in terminal clusters either male or female flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

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