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Variegated Japanese Pittosporum

Pittosporum tobira 'Variegatum'

Also known as

Japanese pittosporum, Mock orange, Australian laurel, Tobira

Pittosporum tobira - Jardim Botânico de Brasília - DSC09711 by Daderot (CC0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2.5m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a strong fragrance

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Variegated Japanese Pittosporum Overview

The cultivar 'Variegatum' is a slow-growing, evergreen shrub species with a dense, rounded growth habit. Foliage is obovate, green with white splashes at the leaf margins. Scented, white flowers are produces from late spring and these change colour, turning yellow as they age.

Common problems with Variegated Japanese Pittosporum

How to propagate Variegated Japanese Pittosporum

Seed

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or spring.

Cuttings

From tip cuttings in the summer.

Other uses of Variegated Japanese Pittosporum

Fragrance, foliage, ornamental, hedging, specimen. Summer interest. Tolerates coastal conditions