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