Turner's Pitt™ Pittosporum
Pittosporum tobira 'Turner's Variegated Dwarf'
Full sun, Partial sun
Once established, requires only occasional deep watering.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||Sir Joseph Banks named the genus pitto-sporum from the Greek for pitchand seed, referring to its the sticky seed coat.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 30 in. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Poolside, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, requires only occasional deep watering.|
|Companion Plants||Plant 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