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Products > Pittosporum tobira 'Variegata'
 
Pittosporum tobira 'Variegata' - Mock Orange
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Pittosporaceae (Pittosporums)
Origin: China (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Pittosporum tobira 'Variegata' (Mock Orange) - A small to medium sized shrub that grows to 5 feet tall and as wide (old specimens known to reach 10 feet) with 2 to 5 " long spoon-shaped gray-green leaves with irregular white margins. The spring-blooming creamy-white flowers have the same fragrance as orange blossoms. Green berries that mature to brown with orange seeds follow the bloom. A very adaptable shrub that will tolerate sun or shade, seaside conditions, inland heat, alkaline soils and frost. Size and shape can be maintained easily by selective trimming but avoid shearing. This cultivar is slower and shorter growing than the Pittosporum tobira. Useful as a foundation plant or to lightens up dim areas in the garden. Foliage is useful in flower arrangements.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Pittosporum tobira 'Variegata'.