A shrub in north Florida

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Date Photo Taken: February20, 2012
Location: near Gainesville FL.
Posted By: wease


We recently bought a house in north Florida, and this shrub is by the front door. At first I thought it might be an un-pruned rhododendron, but it has these hard seed-pods. I haven’t seen the flowers yet, but I’m guessing it’s a spring bloomer. And in need of pruning! Any suggestions? I’m new to southern gardening, so I’d love some help!


  1. Southern Garden Coach Flower Fanatic says:

    This is a Pittosporum tobira with seed cases. As I recall, they can be pruned or sheared quite mercilessly, so have at it.

    February 26th, 2012 at 11:22 pm
  2. wease Unregistered says:

    Thanks! I’ll get to work!

    February 29th, 2012 at 4:58 pm
  3. Lisa Alcorn Unregistered says:


    March 19th, 2012 at 6:30 pm

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