The Pittosporums form a large genus of over one hundred species, all evergreen and mostly natives of the Australian group. All the introduced species are of the easiest culture and not particular as to soil. They make grand single specimens on the lawn, besides being very effective in grouping, and also make excellent ornamental hedge plants.
The species best adapted to California are Pittosporum cras-sifolium, Pittosporum eugenio-ides, Pittosporum nigricans, Pittosporum tobira and Pittosporum undulatum. Propagate by seeds sown in March one-quarter of an inch deep, in a cold frame, or by cuttings placed in sandy leaf-mold in a cold frame in September.