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PlantFiles: Taiwanese Cheesewood
Pittosporum pentandrum

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Family: Pittosporaceae
Genus: Pittosporum (pit-oh-SPOR-um) (Info)
Species: pentandrum (pen-TAN-drum) (Info)

Category:
Trees

Height:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured
Leathery-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

No positives
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative MotherNature4 On Jun 11, 2009, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Though folklore in the Phillipines lists this as a medicinal plant to treat colds, it is listed as a Category II Pest Plant in Florida. It has escaped from cultivation in Dade County.



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