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Cream De Mint™ Dwarf Pittosporum

Pittosporum tobira 'Shima'

Pronunciation: pit-o-SPOH-rum to-BY-ra
SKU #06587

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Description Glossy, mint green leaves with creamy white edges create a lovely accent to colorful shrubs and perennials. The new spring growth glows green-gold. This compact evergreen with dense foliage requires very little maintenance. Excellent for use as a fuss-free, low-growing hedge or fill-in plant for shrub borders.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Allow soil to dry slightly before watering.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Slow growing; reaches only 24 to 30 in. tall and wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge
Design Ideas This low-growing evergreen makes an excellent informal hedge or divider between different rooms in the garden. Its mint-green leaves are a perfect foil for colorful companion plants.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Bottlebrush (Callistemon); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Blue Oat Grass (Heliotrichon)
Care Easy to grow in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.

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