Pittosporum bicolor|Banyalla

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Rounded to upright dense shrub or small tree with downy branchlets.
Size (W x H)
3-10m x 2-4m
Dark green oblong to narrowly elliptic leaves, downy greyish below, 2-9cm x 4-18mm.
Single bell-shaped flowers, maroon markings on the outside, on drooping stalks in leaf axils. Dark grey capsule opens to show dark inner surface and red seeds.
Flower colour
Yellow and maroon
Flower time
September to November
Growing conditions
Moist, well drained acidic soils of mountain forests and fern gullies. Light frost and snow tolerant. Dappled and full shade. Seeds often germinate on tree fern trunks.
Commonly used for
Slow growing screening plant for moist sheltered positions. Can be hedged.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory