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Cape Pittosporum, Cheesewood
Scientific Name: Pittosporum viridiflorum Sims
Family: Pittosporaceae
Cape Pittosporum, Cheesewood (Pittosporum  viridiflorum)
Photo credit: USGS-BRD
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 15-17,20-24
USDA: 9b-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun to half shade

Origin: Eastern half of South Africa, north to Arabia

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub or tree 15 to 80 feet high (4.5-24 m); grey bark with white dots; dark green glossy leaves, 2.4 to 6 inches long (6-15 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water

Propagation: Easy by seeds (no treatment needed), cuttings

Very invasive in tropical countries.

Blooming Habits:
Small, greenish white, pleasantly fragrant flowers, 0.25 inch in diameter (6 mm), in early summerm in terminal clusters in spring and early summer.

Fruiting Habits:
Small, brownish yellow seed capsules, 0.25 inch in diameter (6 mm), containing sticky shiny orange seeds.

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