Japanese Pittosporum (Pittosporum tobira 'Variegatum')

Common names:
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Also sold as:
Pittosporum tobira 'Variegata'

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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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Plant ID! Umbrella Plant? Japanese Blueberry? by Shiretowndown Aug 23, 2018 11:53 AM 5
Identify this plant by Muz Apr 14, 2017 7:33 AM 5
Plant ID #13 by ElJardineroGringo Jan 17, 2017 1:28 PM 2
Unidentified plant at home by Frenchfrogfingers Jan 10, 2017 8:47 AM 12
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Feb 8, 2013 9:39 PM 130

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