In general the Japanese Pittosporum grows taller in the shade while those grown in full sun are more compact. The leathery leaves are glossy on the top with undersides that are lighter and have a dull surface. These very ornamental leaves reach a length of from 1-5 in and up to 1 in wide with edges that re curve (curl down and inward).The small flowers are about 0.5" in diameter and are held in clusters at the branch tips. They are pure white when they emerge from the bud and slowly age to a mellow creamy yellow. This plant is very adaptable and will grow in most soils except for those that are constantly wet. Moderate moisture is required for fastest growth and best looks.
• Pittosporum daphniphylloides (Pittosporum)
• Pittosporum hosmeri, Pittosporum amplectens (Kona Cheesewood, Hoawa)
• Pittosporum moluccanum, Pittosporum timorense (Pittosporum)
• Pittosporum pentandrum (Taiwanese Cheesewood)