Pittosporum tobira

Pittosporum tobira

Japanese mock orange

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Pittosporum tobira
  • Common name: Japanese mock orange
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 2m

Spread: 1.5m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Scented flowers

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Japanese mock orange, Pittosporum tobira, is a compact, rounded evergreen shrub with lustrous, deep green leaves, contrasting with honey-scented, creamy-white flowers from late-spring to summer. Native to China, Korea and Japan, in Britain it's best grown either in the greenhouse border or in a large container on a sunny patio, which you can move indoors in autumn. 

For best results water Pittosporum tobira regularly and feed once a month when in growth. Water sparingly in winter.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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