Plant Size And Habit - Knowledgebase Question

Santa, CA
Question by rhovden
June 8, 2003
What is the difference between Pittosporum tobira 'Wheelers dwarf' and the 'Shima' variety? How big does the 'Shima' get?


Answer from NGA
June 8, 2003


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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