Friday, May 14, 2010

Lighting up the Shade

Pittosporum revolutum
The long lasting fruits of “Yellow Pittosporum” are attention-grabbers, gleam in the shadowswith their bright, bird-attracting colours. They are reliably and plentifully produced each year from the time this shrub is two or three years old, and are one of the glories of the garden at this time of year.

This plant from our local dry rainforest understorey grows happily in the shade cast by buildings and trees.

It is also known as “wild yellow jasmine” because of the delightful perfume of its November flowers.

See May 2009 for more on this plant.

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