Pittosporum tobira is an evergreen shrub from the Mediterranean, with glossy, deep green leaves and wonderfully scented creamy-white flowers. This is an excellent shrub for coastal conditions and will also grow well in a container. A light prune once a year will help to retain a dense, bushy habit. Very versatile can even be planted to make a wonderful glossy fragrant hedge (as seen a lot in the South of France!) Plant in full sun and free draining soil for best results. RHS Award of Garden Merit.
- Position: Full sun to part shade tolerant of windy and coastal positions
- Soil: Most soils except waterlogged or chalky
- Eventual Size: 0.8m Height x 0.8m Spread
- Habit: Bush rounded evergreen shrub with dense foliage
- Foliage: Green, Glossy, Evergreen
- Flower Colour: White, Yellow
- Other common names: Japanese Mock Orange, Japanese pittosporum, Australian laurel, house-blooming mock orange, Japanese cheesewood
- Native to: Japan, China, and Korea
- Genus: Pittosporum
Species: P. tobira
- Common Names: Japanese Mock Orange
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Carmen on 6 Oct 2016
very good service all round.