The Q&A Archives: Plant Size And Habit

Question: What is the difference between Pittosporum tobira 'Wheelers dwarf' and the 'Shima' variety? How big does the 'Shima' get?


Answer: Shima grows only 2'- 2 1/2' tall and wide; Wheeler's dwarf grows 2-3' tall and 5' wide. Wheeler's dwarf is a round, mounded shrub and is often used as a ground cover plant. Shima makes a wonderful low hedge or border plant because it's width is equal to its height. Hope this answers your question!

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