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Pittosporum tobira

Common Name(s):
Japanese pittosporum, Pittosporum, Mock orange
Cultivar(s):
Variegata
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought, heat and salt spray tolerant; can be severely pruned; tough, durable plant; variegata is slightly smaller with creamy white leaf edges

Height:
8-12 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, leathery, lustrous dark green leaves; 1.5 to 4 in. long
Flower:
2 to 3 in. cluster of fragrant creamy white flowers in late spring
Zones:
7 to 10
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to shade; well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Stiff branches; dense, broad spreading mound
Width:
4-8 ft.
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1725

Pittosporum tobira Pittosporum tobira growth habit
Photo by Scott Zona, CC BY-NC-2.0
Pittosporum tobira P. tobira in bloom
Photo by Brian Pettinger, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Pittosporum tobira 'Variegata' P. tobira 'Variegata'
Photo by Pepinieriste 85, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0