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Pittosporum tobira 30-70cm

Pittosporum tobira 30-70cm

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Pittosporum tobira, commonly known as Japanese pittosporum or mock orange, is an evergreen shrub native to East Asia. It is prized for its lush foliage, fragrant flowers, and versatility in landscaping. Here's a description of its key features:

  1. Foliage: The leaves of Pittosporum tobira are glossy, leathery, and oval-shaped, typically measuring 2 to 4 inches in length. They are dark green in color, providing year-round interest in the garden or landscape.

  2. Flowers: This shrub produces small, creamy white flowers with a delightful fragrance reminiscent of orange blossoms. The flowers are clustered together in terminal clusters and bloom in late spring to early summer.

  3. Fruit: Following the flowers, Pittosporum tobira develops small, round seed capsules that contain seeds. While not particularly ornamental, they add visual interest to the plant.

  4. Form: Japanese pittosporum typically grows as a dense, rounded shrub, reaching a height of 6 to 10 feet tall and a similar spread. It can also be trained as a small tree with proper pruning.

  5. Hardiness: Pittosporum tobira is generally hardy in USDA hardiness zones 8 to 11, though it can tolerate some colder temperatures with protection.

Cultivation Tips:

  1. Location: Plant Pittosporum tobira in a location that receives partial to full sun. While it can tolerate some shade, it thrives in full sunlight, which encourages optimal growth and flowering.

  2. Soil: This shrub prefers well-draining soil with average fertility. It can tolerate a range of soil types, including sandy or loamy soils, as long as they are not waterlogged.

  3. Watering: Once established, Pittosporum tobira is moderately drought-tolerant, but regular watering during dry periods is beneficial, especially during the first growing season. Avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot.

  4. Pruning: Prune Japanese pittosporum as needed to maintain its shape and size. It responds well to pruning and can be shaped into hedges, screens, or small trees. Prune after flowering to avoid removing potential flower buds.

  5. Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring to promote healthy growth and flowering. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for application rates.

  6. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the shrub to help retain soil moisture, suppress weeds, and moderate soil temperature.

  7. Pests and Diseases: Japanese pittosporum is generally resistant to pests and diseases, but it may occasionally attract aphids, scale insects, or mealybugs. Monitor the plant regularly and treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or horticultural oil.

  8. Propagation: Propagate Pittosporum tobira from semi-hardwood cuttings taken in late spring or early summer. Root the cuttings in a well-draining rooting medium and keep them consistently moist until roots develop.

IMPORTANT: Picture show adult plant in flower, the offer is for a plant in the diemension indicated in description

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 30-70cm

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