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Pittosporum tobira 'Variegata' /Japanese Mock Orange

Pittosporum tobira 'Variegata'  / Pittosporum tobira 'Variegata'
Variegated foliage of the large growing pittosporum
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Variegated foliage of the large growing pittosporum

Variegated foliage

Close-up image of the variegated pittosporum

A handsome specimen growing in a raised planter

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Scientific Name: Pittosporum tobira 'Variegata'
Common Name: Japanese Mock Orange
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red
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: Variegated Plants
Comments: The flowers of pittosporums have a nice fragrance, somewhat like that of citrus. Green leaves edged in white and gray are striking on this large evergreen plant. It does not grow as vigorously as the solid green form. Used as hedge, in borders and as specimen plant. Necessary pruning should be done in late winter or after flowering in spring.