Pittosporum tobira variegata - Plant

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Japanese pittosporum
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It is also sometimes commonly called mock orange or Austrian laurel. In the U. S., it is commonly grown in Florida, along the Gulf Coast and on the West coast. Plants typically grow as dense shrubs to 10-15’ tall, but may be kept smaller by pruning.

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.

Sunlight: Full Sun

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.
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 may occur. Watch for leaf spot.

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=267346&isprofile=0& http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/pittosporum/growing-japanese-pittosporum.htm
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