Pittosporum tobira

Botanical Name: Pittosporum tobira

Phonetic: Pit-O-spore-um toe-Bye-ruh

Common Name(s): Tobira/Japanese Mock Orange

Family: Pittosporaceae
Origin: Asia, China, Korea, Japan
Plant Type: Shrub to small tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, rounded apex and margins that curve under
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Dark green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Soft
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Early spring
Flower Color(s): Creamy-yellow

Exposure: Full sun to part shade (in arid areas)
USDA: 8-11
Climate Zone(s): 9, 14-17, 19-24
Growth Rate: Fast               
Height: 12-18 Feet
Spread: 12-18 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Aphids, mites, leafhoppers, cotton cushiony scale, root-knot nematodes, galls and pink limb blight
Soil: Average, loamy soils with regular moisture

Features: Mounding form, showy creamy-yellow flowers, hard green fruit
Uses: Screening, clipped hedges, understory plant, around foundations, slopes, greenbelts, specimen tree (when older)

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