Pittosporum revolutum – Yellow Pittosporum

A large shrub, growing to around 3 metres tall and 2 metres wide, it has small yellow flowers in spring which are strongly perfumed. The foliage is attractive, with wavy leaf edges. It is a useful plant for screening and informal hedging, and is easy care.

It naturally occurs from Queensland through to Victoria in rainforests and dry schlerophyll country. It seeds readily and can become weedy in some areas.

Family:Pittosporaceae
Scientific Name:Pittosporum revolutum
Common Name:Yellow Pittosporum
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 3 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2.5 metres
Flower Colour:Cream, Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Screen, Windbreak, Fragrant
Special Uses:Fragrant oils, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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