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VICTORIAN BOX
Pittosporum undulatum

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Photo Locations: Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, San Francisco, CA, Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden - Santa Barbara, CA and Cal Poly Campus - San Luis Obispo, CA

General Notes

Fairly drought resistant.

Cal-IPC (California Invasive Plant Council) classifies the invasiveness of this plant as small and more problematic or north coast.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Australia.

Family: Pittosporaceae

Tree Characteristics

Compact and Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded or Umbrella Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 30 - 40 feet.

Width: 30 - 40 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Lanceolate to Oblong, Glossy Medium to Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Prolific, Orange or Yellow Capsule, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.

Bark Light Gray, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 14 - 17 and 21 - 24; H1, H2.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Wet to Moist Soil.

Drought tolerant.

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.

Biogenic Emissions considered Low.

Fire Resistance is Favorable.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pittosporum undulatum Tree Record." 1995-2018. Dec 18, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pittosporum-undulatum >

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