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 (pĭ-tŏs′pər-əm, pĭt′ə-spôr′əm)
Any of various evergreen shrubs or plants of the genus Pittosporum, widely grown as ornamental or hedge plants in warm regions.

[New Latin, genus name : Greek pissa, pitta, pitch + New Latin spora, spore; see spore.]


(Plants) any of various trees and shrubs of the Pittosporum genus of Australasia, Asia, and Africa, having small fragrant flowers
[New Latin, from Greek pitta pitch (from the resinous coating of the seeds) + spora seed]
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Foliage trumps flowers, especially in the square beds, page 33, of 'Cousin Itt' acacia and Pittosporum tobira 'Cream de Mint'.
Des enfants, des personnes amoureuses de la nature encadres par le staff des Nations unies, des membres de l'association Machaal Echahid ainsi que la Direction generale des forets ont procede, hier matin, a la plantation de 70 palmiers, d'araucaria, de cypres et de Pittosporum.
Her bouquet included fresh helleborus, gerrnini white lighteye, purple drumstick allium, porn green buttons, green ranunculus, and variegated pittosporum.
And keep callistemon and pittosporum safe by wrapping them in fleece jackets.
Expected results: The main expected results include: Actions in all of the existing distribution areas of invading exotics; Eradication of alien forest and garden species (Acacia dealbata, Acacia longifolia, Acacia melanoxylon, Ailanthus althissima, Pittosporum undulatum, Robinia pseudoacacia, Cortaderia selloana, Prunus laurocerasus, Pittosporum eugenioides and Fascicularia bicolor) allowing for the start of recurring and less intensive control works in order to achieve long-term eradication; Reduction of the distribution area of river spiderwort (Tradescantia fluminensis) to 50% of its current area, and substitution in the formerly occupied areas of intermediate periwinkle (Vinca difformis); Restoration of 30 ha of autochthonous habitats (including the conservation of 17.
If you are lucky enough to have some summer flowers in your garden such as Alchemilla, Dahilas, Coneflowers, Lavender (amazing intoxicating aroma), Hydrangea, Asters, Stocks, and foliages like Hosta leaves and Pittosporum, why not bring a burst of colour from the outside in by creating your own indoor display and have some sunshine in your house.
Mass plant low-growing shrubs such as dwarf purple berberis for colour or clouds of Pittosporum tobira Nanum.
In the meeting newly elected office bearers Rukhsana Ali and Sobia Riaz also gave information on different plants including Dracena Varigata, Strelizia, Pittosporum, Ric Rac Cactus, Nephrolepsis Bostonia, Scheflera, Sanse Vieria, Ruscusn Liliacea, Ficus Benjamina, Cypras Altenifolus, Chlorophytum Comosum, Arecapalm, Aspidistra and Asparagus Plumosus.
White Libertia lightened the sombre tones set by Dodonaea viscosa Purpurea, in second place to the hummocky forms of green Pittosporum.
AFTER last year''s severe, early winter it's questionable whether to plant evergreen shrubs such as ceanothus, camellias and pittosporum in autumn.
Plants such as Choisya ternata, Pittosporum tobira, lemon verbena, Chilean glory flower and wisteria may suffer but they may not have died.