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Evergreen Shrubs (Flowering) – Pittosporum

  • Pittosporum

Botanical name: pittosporum tobira 

Beginner friendly?: yes

Average size at maturity: 8 – 12 ft in height and about a 5 ft spread 

Bloom time: spring and summer

Hardy zone: zones 8 – 11

Flower color: white, yellow, cream

Foliage color: green, yellow, white

Growth rate: grows about 1 – 2 ft in a year

Pruning instructions: responds well to pruning.  always prune in the spring. Remove any dead or diseased branches every spring and cut back the main branches to maintain the size of the plant after a few growing seasons.

Propagation methods: cut a stem just below a node and place in water until roots start to emerge

Landscape use: can be easily shaped into a shrub or a tree, very cooperative with statement shaping

Light needs: full sun 

Special features: orange-like, scented blossoms

Watering instructions: water a few times a week for the first couple of months. Then reduce watering to only watering when the topsoil has dried out before watering again.

Fertilizing instructions : it is not necessary to fertilize this plant. If you would like to fertilize to promote more growth, you can use 8-8-8 in the early spring

Best time to plant: spring, early summer, fall

Best type of soil: adapts to all kinds of soil

Companion plants: liriope, junipers, red cluster bottlebrush, asiatic jasmine

Toxicity level: non-toxic for humans and pets 

Invasive species: no

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