Small oak like tree with tiny black flowers

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  1. Odif

    Odif Young Pine

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    Can anyone please help me identify this small oak like tree with black flowers.
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    Well they are not quite black, but very dark purple when you look closely. The flowers are small. The tree is about 3 meters tall, evergreen and the leaves are a very light green, almost yellow.
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    Clay_22 In Flower

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    That looks like my Pittosporum. I can't remember the name, as there are a few varieties, but those flowers, although quite inconspicuous are heavily scented. I will try to remember the name of that one.

    Adding .... it is tenuifolium ..(something) gold, I think. I have another called Garnettii - that one has a silver edge on the leaf with red dots on it. These shrubs are among my favourites. There is another with deep red leaves.
     
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    @Tetters Thanks pittosporum tenuifolium it is. Till it started flowering I thought it was some kind of dwarf evergreen oak.
     
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    Tetters good call. I have a Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Victoria'. Leaves have a pink tinge and tiny pink flowers. The deer like it too. UGH. They are easy care once established.
     
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