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TreeBook: Tree Species Indigenous to Southern Africa,   indexed by Scientific name.

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Pittosporum viridiflorum

Pittosporum viridiflorum | Cheesewood | Kasuur | Evergreen shade tree

Pittosporum viridiflorum | Cheesewood | Kasuur | Attractive year round, evergreen garden tree | Baviaans Kloof

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a large garden as shade tree and to attract birds

Pittosporum viridiflorum



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It is hardy -survives a min. temperature of -2C

  • It will grow in soil type:

welldrained, compost rich

Medium: 10m high; 10m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?


  • It's leaf growth is


  • It's growth rate is


  • It's roots are

slightly aggressive

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs much water

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on same the tree

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters


  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?


  • Value to game?

browse leaves

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