Pittosporum ferrugineum (Rusty pittosporum)
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RUSTY PITTOSPORUM FACTS
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Rusty pittosporum is a large bushy shrub or small tree with dense canopy growing to about eight metres in height. The leaves are elliptical and grow to about 12 cm long and 1 cm wide. It produces clusters of small five-lobed white flowers with yellow centres. The ornamental fruit capsule is yellow and about 1 cm in diameter with red sticky seeds inside. It is a popular small tree in cultivation.
4m - 8m
wet rainforest and dry rainforest
Rusty pittosporum is found in northern parts of the Northern Territory and on east cost of Queensland from the south east to Cape York Peninsula. It is also found in southern coastal Queensland. It is also found in parts of south east Asia.
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