Gumby Gumby or Weeping Pittosporum
Pittosporum angustifolium syn phillyraeoides
(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.)
A native of the arid and semi-arid inland of Australia, it prefers light to heavy soils in an open, sunny position. It is drought and frost tolerant.
An evergreen shrub to small tree growing to a height of 4 metres (13ft) with a spread of 3 metres (10ft). The stem is erect, slender and smooth, with weeping branches and a lightly textured crown; the leaves are 10cm (4in) long, entire, alternate, leathery and narrow with a hooked point; the flowers are pale yellow, 5 petalled and bell-shaped, occurring in short, terminal clusters in spring; the fruit are marble-sized, orange berries which split to eject the seeds which are covered in a bright red, sticky gel.
The Aboriginal people used parts of this plant to treat pain or cramps.
Offered is a packet of 20 seeds with propagation notes.
All seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.
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