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Summer planting
Contrary to popular opinion, summer planting is fine as long as adequate water is provided throughout any prolonged dry periods. This allows you to take advantage of increased summer growth.
Pittosporum crassifolium
Height: 6m;  Spread: 4m
Karo (Tree)
Coastal, very hardy. Night scented dark red flowers. The grey foliage looks quite like Pohutukawa.
Photo gallery:
Alongside Henderson Creek
Tui in August flowering Karo. Karo provides nectar for Tui and other birds and in the autumn/winter the sticky black seeds in pods are also good bird food eg Tui and Kaka.
Pittosporum crassifolium flowers on Oakley Creek, Auckland
..such a mouthful. Long Bay Park Dec '10..