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Pittosporum tobira /Pittosporum

Pittosporum tobira  / Pittosporum tobira
Large mature mounding specimen shrub
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Large mature mounding specimen shrub

Typical cluster of foliage on the tip of a branch

Flowers and buds

Typical foliage

Cluster of creamy-white flowers



Clipped hedge of pittosporum

Foliage that radiates upward

Flowers set in a whorl of foliage

A sport of variegated foliage adjacent to a green whorl of foliage

Fragrant, creamy-white flowers

An old mature pittosporum pruned into a tree form on the LSU campus

Close-up image of fragrant flowers

Mommoth size of a specimen plant in Venice, Italy

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Scientific Name: Pittosporum tobira
Common Name: Pittosporum
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red, Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Excellent, dense, evergreen, mounding shrub that is hardy throughout the lower South. It has creamy white, fragrant flowers in spring which are followed by hard brown fruit in the fall that split open to reveal red seeds. Use as a specimen, barrier or screen.