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Cream De Mint™ Dwarf Pittosporum

Pittosporum tobira 'Shima'

SKU
06587
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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationpit-o-SPOH-rum to-BY-ra
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches only 24 to 30 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsHeavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Bottlebrush (Callistemon); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Blue Oat Grass (Helictotrichon)

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

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