|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.
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
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.