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Products > Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf'
 
Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf' - Dwarf Mock Orange
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Pittosporaceae (Pittosporums)
Origin: China (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: [Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeleri']
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf' (Dwarf Mock Orange) - A dense low growing variety of P. tobira. Grows to 3-4 feet tall and wider with same rich green foliage as the species. Unlike the species this cultivar rarely produces flowers or fruit. A very adaptable shrub that will tolerate seaside conditions, inland heat and alkaline soils. Plant in full sun or shade although plants may sunburn in hot inland exposures. Hardy to 10-15 F (severely damaged at 10 F). Good for low border or possibly a large scale groundcover. Does poorly in overly wet or poor draining soils. Prune only if plant becomes too large as continuous pruning ruins shape. Best pruned in late winter. Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf' was the result of a chance seedling of Pittosporum tobira from seed sowed by Carl Wheeler in 1951 at Wheeler's Central Georgia Nurseries in Macon Georgia. The plant was introduced in 1968 and first described in 1969 in Arnoldia 29:6. It is known in Australia as 'Miss Muffett. For more information about the species see our listing of Pittosporum tobira This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any 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 'Wheeler's Dwarf'.