Turner's Pitt™ Pittosporum

Pittosporum tobira 'Turner's Variegated Dwarf'

Pale yellow margins adorn glossy green leaves. Low, compact habit creates a neat low hedge, accent or mass planting. Perfect for a minimal-care garden, this rugged shrub seldom needs pruning and tolerates drought, once well established. Makes an ideal container specimen. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, requires only occasional deep watering.

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LoreSir Joseph Banks named the genus pitto-sporum from the Greek for pitchand seed, referring to its the sticky seed coat.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing to 30 in. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis highly versatile small evergreen shrub works in a dozen applications. Idea; for neatening up the front of the border with dense foliage. Adds illusion of sun dappling in partly shaded beds. Plant in irregular masses for waves of solid green to ground more upstanding perennials. Super for filling in narrow driveway edge plantings. Provides year around beauty for front yard foundation planting where the variegated leaf margins are appreciated close up. Also softens the edges of concrete slabs and sidewalks. A good choice for filling in between boulders at the base of rock waterfalls and garden pools.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth Habit5
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Poolside, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, requires only occasional deep watering.
Companion PlantsPlant this beauty with other warm climate flowering plants such as Blushing Knock Out Rose, (Rosa x 'Radyod'), Queen Anne Lily of the Nile, (Agapanthus africanus 'Queen Anne'), Golden Zebra Landscape Artistry Daylily, (Hemerocallis x 'Malja') and Marmalade Coral Bells, (Heuchera x 'Marmalade'). Particularly nice with flowering trees for warm weather such as Pecos Crape Myrtle, (Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei 'Pecos') and Timeless Beauty Desert Willow, (Chilopsis linearis 'Monhews').

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, water deeply, less frequently. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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