Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Pittosporum crassifolium.
The plant is a potential source of saponins. Saponins can be used to as a soap and, because of their bitter taste, they also have potential as a bird deterrent by spraying them over the plants. The bitterness can be easily removed by washing (or by the next rainfall!). Very tolerant of pruning and maritime exposure, this plant can be grown as a protective hedge by the coast in mild maritime areas. The plant has an extensive root system and can be used for binding sandy soils, dunes etc.Wood - very tough. Used for inlay.
Medicinal uses(Warning!)There are no medicinal uses listed for Pittosporum crassifolium.
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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This species is not very cold-hardy in Britain, succeeding outdoors only in the milder areas of the country. Plants grow very well on the Scilly Isles but have not been proved on the mainland.Other reports say that it grows well in south-western England. Very amenable to pruning, plants can be cut right back into old wood if required. The flowers are sweetly scented, they are borne in terminal clusters of either up to 10 males or up to 5 females. Plants only flower freely in mild areas of the country. 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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