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Pittosporum tobira

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Pittosporum tobira Japanese Pittosporum, Australian Laurel, Japanese Cheesewood,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs, Trees Dense, Upright

An Asian Pittosporum that has glossy dark green leathery foliage and large clusters of small white to yellow sweetly scented flowers from spring to summer. It can get up to 10m tall by 3m wide although can be pruned to a tight hedge of any desired size.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Wind Break, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Generally trouble free, Scale

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Pittosporaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White, Yellow
Flower Fragrant: Yes
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate