Tarata, Lemonwood
Pittosporum eugenioides

Family: Pittosporaceae
Genus: Pittosporum (pit-oh-SPOR-um) (Info)
Species: eugenioides (yoo-jee-nee-OY-deez) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

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

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Evergreen

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hayward, California

San Francisco, California

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 15, 2007, albey30 from Christchurch
New Zealand (Zone 9a) wrote:

I agree with Bayareatropics, hardy to zone 9a easily, once established. ( From personal experience ). In New Zealand this tree is used alot as a screen tree, planted along the edge of your property to shelter you, and other more tender plants from prevailing winds. ( A native Tree of New Zealand ).

Positive

On Oct 27, 2006, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

This is a common hedge plant in California. Usually a little on the chlorotic side. And it is hardy to a zone 9a or 8b.