SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA and Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Fairly drought resistant. Requires a moderate amount of water. Takes shearing. Blooms in spring. Hardy to 28 degrees F.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to Himalaya.
Rounded or Spreading Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 12 - 20 feet.
Width: 10 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Lanceolate, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant Yellow. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Mostly Green Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.
Bark Light Gray, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 15 - 17 and 20 - 24.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Slightly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids and Scales, Sooty Mold.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pittosporum napaulense Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 9, 2020.
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SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI