Common name: Japanese Pittospore
Height at maturity: between 3 and 5 meters
Exposure: sunny, partial shade, shade. Withstands strong wind, spray and drought
Plant type: shrub
Flowering: summer to fall
Flower color: white to creamy white
Soil type: normal even dry, accepts limestone
Watering: normal without excess
Diseases and Pests:-
Storage of seeds: 2 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
The Japanese pittospore is a small shrub reaching between three and five meters. It offers a rounded habit that spreads out as it ages. It grows quickly in normal soil but it accepts calcareous soils.
From early summer to late fall, it produces a multitude of fragrant flowers (a smell similar to orange blossoms) that attract butterflies and other foraging insects. Its foliage is often used for making bouquets.
The Japanese pittospore tolerates strong winds, sea spray and drought.