A David Fairchild collected plant is something to see!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Pittosporum moluccanum
Pittosporum moluccanum

One of my personal favorite trees is currently flowering in Fairchild.  It is Pittosporum moluccanum.  Our tree was grown from seeds which were originally collected in 1940 by Dr. David Fairchild on Tagapulo Island, Samar Sea in the Philippines.  Our tree, now 73 years old, is less than 20 feet tall.  The clusters of small white flowers perfume the surrounding area.  If you would like to see this plant, just walk on the tram road a little south of the overlook wall.  Your nose will tell you ‘Wow!  Pittosporum moluccanum is in bloom!’  It is located right next to the tram road.