Pittosporum tobira - Plant

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Japanese pittosporum
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Pittosporum tobira is a species of flowering plant in the Pittosporum family known by several common names, including Australian laurel, Japanese pittosporum, mock orange and Japanese cheesewood

Common name: Japanese pittosporum
Color: White
Bloom time: April to May
Height: 10.00 to 15.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
This is a very versatile plant and thrives equally well in either shade or sun. Propagation, or how to grow Pittosporum, is through semi-hardwood cuttings in summer. Place the cutting in a half and half mixture of peat and perlite. Keep the pot lightly moist and soon you will have another Pittosporum baby to enjoy.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: medium

Temprature: -10 degsC.

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • The tolerance of this plant is nearly legendary.
  • In addition to its ambivalence regarding lighting, it can also grow on almost any soil.
  • It is drought resistant, but the plant is most beautiful when it does receive regular irrigation.


Special Feature:
Where winter hardy, grow in foundation areas, in borders, as a screen or hedge or in a mass planting. This plant may be trimmed and trained as a small tree that is effective near patios. Where not winter hardy, plants may be grown in containers that are overwintered in greenhouses or sunrooms. Houseplant.
Use
Culinary use:
  • leaves

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
No serious insect or disease problems. Aphids, scale, mealybugs and root-knot nematodes and whiteflies may occur. Watch for leaf spot, bacterial blight and crown/root rot.

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=285126&isprofile=0& http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/pittosporum/growing-japanese-pittosporum.htm
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