Alert: Limited Online Availability

Now that summer is here, we have limited our stock for online purchase. Find Monrovia plants at your local garden center. Pre-order for 2023 will be available later this year. ×

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Formosan Fingers™ Pittosporum

Pittosporum illiciodes 'MonToroko'

An excellent, compact selection made by Dan Hinkley, this rare, evergreen species was discovered in Taiwan. This upright shrub is clad with remarkably long and narrow eight-inch leaves on a moderately sized framework, resulting in an elegant, weeping effect. Slightly fragrant creamy white flowers in spring result in resplendent crops of orange-red berries in autumn.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Average Size at MaturityReaches up to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSmall white flowers in spring followed by showy orange berries
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseMass Planting, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureShowy Fruit
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Prefers well-drained soil. Best with some light shade in hot summer areas. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-10

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