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Evergreen Shrubs (Non-Flowering) – Pittosporum

  • Pittosporum

Botanical name: pittosporum tobira 

Average Size at Maturity: 8 – 12 ft in height and about a 5 ft spread

Hardy zone: zones 8 – 11

Bloom Time: spring and summer

Flower Color: white, yellow, cream

Foliage Color: green, yellow, white

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

Pruning needs: 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.

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

Light Needs: 2 – 6 hours of sun a day

Special Feature: orange-like, scented blossoms

Water Needs: 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 needs: 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

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