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A picture of a Japanese Pittosporum

Japanese Pittosporum

Pittosporum tobira

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Also known as

Japanese Mock Orange, Australian Laurel, House-Blooming Mock Orange

Pittosporum Tobira JPG0 by Jean-Pol GRANDMONT (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

2.5m

2.5m

Min

1.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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A photo of Japanese Pittosporum
Starr 080117-1954 Pittosporum tobira
Furiani Pittosporum
Pittosporum tobira Fruits

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Overview

This species is a slow-growing, evergreen shrub with shiny, leathery foliage which is oval in shape. It has a dense growth habit and grows to a medium size of around 4m high and 2.5m wide. Scented white flowers are produced from late spring, which develop into a yellow colour.