Cream De Mint™ Dwarf Pittosporum
Pittosporum tobira 'Shima'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||pit-o-SPOH-rum to-BY-ra|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches only 24 to 30 in. tall and wide.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Bottlebrush (Callistemon); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Blue Oat Grass (Heliotrichon)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11