The genus name, Pittosporum, is derived from the Greek word, pittos,. Meaning pitch, and sporos, meaning seeds.
Latin name: Pittosporum "Garnettii"
Evergeen shrubs and small trees with usually leathery leaves.
They grow in full sun and partial shade, in moderately moist soils.
Plant in groups and flowerpots or use for hedges. Suitable for coastal planting.
Propagated by cuttings or by seeds once their sticky and resinous, water-impenetrable coat is removed.
Big shrub with large, gray-green leaves, edged with pale-pink and purple flowers borne in late spring.