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Pittosporum

Pittosporum tobira
Pittosporum; Mock Orange
6

30 feet
6

10 feet
East Asia
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Medium
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering
  • Birds

About This Plant

Morning sun/partial shade. Evergreen, with small leaves and leathery, glossy foliage. It’s often used as a hedge and typically grows up to 5 feet, but older plants can grow up to twice that size. Clusters of fragrant creamy-white flowers appear in spring. Green, variegated, and dwarf varieties are available. Pittosporum is a classic landscape shrub typically planted in dim settings, especially around live oaks. It tolerates sandy soils and grows quickly (up to two feet per year when young).

Maintenance

In exposed locations, pittosporum appreciates supplemental water in hot weather. It is often hedged to control its large size. Many landscape crews shear pittosporum mercilessly, but it can also be trained up into a multi-trunked small tree.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Shrub
Size:
6-30' H, 6-10' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Birds
Flower Color:
Cream, White
Bloom Time:
January, February, March, April
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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