Pittosporum; Mock Orange
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.)
Many landscape crews hedge pittosporum mercilessly, but it can also be trained as a multi-trunked small tree.
- plant type: Large Shrub
- origins: East Asia
coupon eligible: No
flower color: White, Cream
freeze hardy: Yes
sunlight requirements: Part Sun/Shade
soil types: Clay, Sandy
In exposed locations, pittosporum appreciates supplemental water in hot weather. It is often hedged to control its large size.