Picconia is an evergreen tree with large, shiny, ovoid leaves and numerous small white, fragrant flowers followed by one-seeded, olive-like green fruits, ripening to bluish-black. It is native of open spots in the laurel forest of the Canary Islands and Madeira where it is found only sporadically. A most ornamental evergreen container plant for any humus rich soil in a sunny to partially shaded spot in a slightly heated greenhouse or cold wintergarden. A fast growing foliage plant.
Sow seeds in any humus rich, slightly moist soil. Keep at constantly 12°C to 20°C in partial shade (summer) to full sun (winter). Very high temperatures will slow down or inhibit germination. Never let fall soil dry out completely. An excellent and very resistant container plant. Can be cut back easily to limit its size as a container plant. Older plants roughly need 5°C in winter.
All are USDA Climate Zone 10.
3 large seeds per package.