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Fragrant, Versatile, Wonderful

Native to New Zealand, the Lemonwood (Pittosporum eugenioides) has been used by the Maori both for perfume and as gum to freshen their breath. They called this tree ‘Tarata’, and it’s not your “everyday” plant you see everywhere. We at Nature Hills feel privileged to offer such a special treat.

This attractive broadleaved evergreen tree is prized for its pale bark, and large, glossy bright yellow-green foliage with cute wavy edges. Yellow flower clusters bloom in early Spring and are held aloft like creamy scoops of fragrant lemon sorbet. Butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators will smother your Lemonwood flowers, it’s one of Nature’s special shows.

Lemonwood can be used as a wonderful screen if left unpruned. The upright habit makes it a perfect choice to use along a property line, or to block a busy and noisy street view. The Lemonwood tree is perfect for screening, or some people prune it up to use as a gorgeous and memorable multi-stemmed specimen tree. A Lemonwood tree will develop a lovely, rounded canopy.

Because the Lemonwood has fragrant leaves, you might consider bringing them inside to use as filler in cut flower arrangements. How wonderful to have such a resource right outside your doorstep!

Buy your Lemonwood tree today – we will not be able to keep these in stock long.

* Fragrant leaves and lovely yellow flowers
* Glossy, long, wavy foliage adds interest
* Versatile – use as a screen or mid-sized specimen tree

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Lemonwood Is Suited to Grow in Zones 8-11
Growing Zones 8-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Pittosporum eugenioides
Foliage Broadleaved Evergreen
Mature Height 30 - 35 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 25 feet
Soil Type Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium Moisture
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Fast, Medium
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Fruiting Time Late Summer capsule