Taiwanese Cheesewood
Pittosporum pentandrum

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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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.