Pittosporum tobira

Japanese Pittosporum, Mock Orange

These shrubs and trees are valued for their dense, evergreen foliage, often fragrant flowers, interesting fruit and adaptability to a wide range of soils and climates. They are fairly drought-resistant, but look better with watering. Most make excellent hedges, screens or windbreaks. Will not tolerate long, cold winters. Start by seeds or cuttings. Watch for aphids and scale.
Pittosporum tobira, Japanese Pittosporum, Mock Orange
In late spring, clusters of very fragrant, star-shaped, creamy white flowers cover this dense shrub or small tree. Leaves are glossy, leathery and thick. In cooler climates, plant against a south or west-facing wall.

Attributes - Pittosporum tobira

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 10 ft. to 15 ft.

Width: 15 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Fragrant, Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Aphids, Scales.

Related Plants

Pittosporum rhombifolium, Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Variegatum', Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf', Pittosporum undulatum
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