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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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In the past, I have cut back blackened pittosporums and been delightfully surprised to see a full recovery over the next seasons.
But like so many gardeners this time we've had our losses such as cordylines, agaves, the pretty but tender pittosporums and the like all killed by the deep frosts" Mr Barbour added: "Ragley's winter garden is great though, and on Sunday visitors can enjoy the snowdrops among the coloured stems of our dogwoods, willow trees, and jasmine.
The design was comprised of white roses, pink roses in varying shades, gladioli, sprays of purple orchids, bells of Ireland, and a variety of garden foliage, including ginger, asparagus fern, and pittosporums.
Among shrubs and hedges, Pittosporums are among the most dependable and adaptable selections.
David Austin's roses abound in his garden, as do Pittosporums - ideal plants if you've got a hot sunny spot.
To that end, she kept the existing trees--a poplar and two pittosporums, which form a canopy one story above the ground-- and planned the new garden around them.
She carried a hand-tied bouquet of Engagement roses interspersed with bupleurum and wrapped with a collar of green hydrangeas and variegated pittosporums wrapped with white satin ribbon.
The tar seeds, botanically known as Pittosporums (pitto = tar; sporum = seed), have arrived.
The bride carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas, stars of Bethlehem, white lisanthus, and roses, with a collar of variegated pittosporums and white double-faced satin ribbon with pearl-studded embellishment.
Pittosporums are dignified, respectable, honorable.
Draped across the entrance were variegated pittosporums, plumosa ferns, Italian ruscuses, coral peonies, Cherry Brandy roses, viburniums, and lime-green hydrangeas.