Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Pittosporum bicolor.
Medicinal uses(Warning!)There are no medicinal uses listed for Pittosporum bicolor.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 7cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Poor to fair percentage.Basal ripewood cuttings late autumn in a cold frame.
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Plants are not very hardy in Britain, they require winter protection at Kew Gardens but do well outdoors in the southern and western maritime counties where some specimens have reached 10 metres tall. The small flowers are highly fragrant. They open over a long season, though they are mainly open in the spring. Very amenable to pruning, plants can be cut right back into old wood if required. The species in this genus are very likely to hybridize with other members of the genus. When growing a species from seed it is important to ensure that the seed either comes from a known wild source, or from isolated specimens in cultivation.Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus.
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
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