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31/05/2013 at 19:23

Final ones, bit worried about small reddish brown spots on leaves (mainly round white edges) although looks generally very healthy I think, should `i be worried?  Hopefully clear enough in pics.


31/05/2013 at 20:31

Does the branch with what looks like a flower at the front of pic 2 belong to the variegated shrub?

31/05/2013 at 20:51

The shrub looks like a pittisporum to me.

31/05/2013 at 21:00

This one's a bit tricky isn't it?

I initially thought of Eleagnus except the flower is wrong, if the flower belongs to it


It could be Pittosporum


31/05/2013 at 21:09

Well well, seems figrat was onto something there...


This is the flower of Pittosporum tenuifolium nigricans

31/05/2013 at 21:14


Yes close up including background leaves and the full shot are all the same plant.  I'm assuming the pinky/browny spots nothing major to worry about...? 


Thanks again all you've been so helpful. 

31/05/2013 at 21:26

I found this advice:

Common problems

Pittosporum tenuifolium is susceptible to leaf spot and powdery mildew infections.

It may also suffer from infestations of pittosporum sucker, aphids or cushion scale. If grown indoors the two-spotted spider mite can be a problem.

Very cold temperatures and frost can damage, or even kill, the plant.


Yours looks to be very much alive but perhaps in need of a little TLC

31/05/2013 at 21:32

I don't think I've ever seen a pittosprum in flower.

31/05/2013 at 21:46

Are the flowers really, really small, Nut, and have I seen bees on my Pittisporum , with me wondering what on earth they were doing wasting their energy. Or was I hallucinating?

31/05/2013 at 21:52

Too small for me to see perhaps WW

31/05/2013 at 22:20

Yes they are, well kind of petit pois size??? Were lots but just at an end now, now I know what it is I'll see if I can do anything to make it happier, thanks for the advice, all so new to me!!!! Except for the marks it appears very full of life!!!! Maybe a bit of closer inspection required. Thanks again. 

31/05/2013 at 22:37

I have a pittosprum that flowered for the first time I've seen this year, they are really tiny but I had loads clumped together & they look amazing, I loved it even before it flowered  & the second one I think is a veriegated weigela which has pink flowers on it

31/05/2013 at 23:03

...don't forget to walk near your Pittosporum around dusk/evenings as those little chocolate flowers give off a delightful and powerful scent that wafts through the air around... you might wonder just where it's coming from...

31/05/2013 at 23:38

It's been a very hard winter for a shrub like a Pittosporum.  It's probably just feeling a bit weathersore (as we all are by now!).  Give it a tonic like a liquid feed to buck it up if you like, especially if you've had a lot of rain in your area over the winter/spring as the soil might be leached of nutrients and then top dress it with some nice compost and it should be grateful for that but it looks pretty good considering.

31/05/2013 at 23:43

Do you think that could be why it's flowered hollytree? I've never seen ours flower before 

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