Pittosporum
Pittosporum
Pittosporum
Pittosporum
Pittosporum
Pittosporum

Pittosporum

Pittosporum tobira

General Information

  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Medium Water Requirement
  • Very Low Maintenance
  • Evergreen
  • Attracts Birds
  • Flowers
  • Deer Resistant

Common Names

Pittosporum; Mock Orange

Plant Description

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.)

Many landscape crews hedge pittosporum mercilessly, but it can also be trained as a multi-trunked small tree.

Plant Details

Features

coupon eligible: No

watersaver: No

flower color: White, Cream

freeze hardy: Yes

wildlife: Birds

sunlight requirements: Part Sun/Shade

soil types: Clay, Sandy

invasive: No

Maintenance

In exposed locations, pittosporum appreciates supplemental water in hot weather. It is often hedged to control its large size.

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