The genus name, Pittosporum, is derived from the Greek word, pittos,. Meaning pitch, and sporos, meaning seeds.
Latin name: Pittosporum tenuifolium "Silver Queen"
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.
Evergreen shrub with silver-green leaves with wavy white edges.