General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 10 to 15 feet
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Variegated
Broadleaf
Other: Grayish-green with irregular creamy white margins.
Fruit: Other: 3-valved green capsules, maturing to brown and containing several, showy red seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Other: Aging to creamy yellow.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Japanese Pittosporum
  • Variegated Pittosporum
  • Australian-Laurel
Also sold as:
  • Pittosporum tobira 'Variegata'

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Location: in my garden in Oklahoma City
Date: 04-2006
Japanese Pittosporum (Pittosporum tobira 'Variegatum')
Location: in my garden in Oklahoma City
Date: 04-2006
Japanese Pittosporum (Pittosporum tobira 'Variegatum')
Location: Garden next to Smithsonian, DC, Virginia | May, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2015-03-23
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2009-03-28
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2009-03-28
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2009-03-28
Location: Elizabethan Gardens, Dare County, North Carolina | June, 2022
Date: 2022-06-12
Location: Enterprise, Al. 36330
Date: 2015-03-23
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