Variegated Japanese Pittosporum
Pittosporum tobira 'Variegatum'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||pit-o-SPOH-rum to-BY-ra|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||Lovely light variegated foliage gives this evergreen shrub a special ability to inject interest into dull landscapes. It is highly versatile and ruggedly drought resistant. Most often applied as a foundation plant along walls, houses and fence lines. Coloring makes a perfect background for deep-green or emerald plants and is neutral enough to accentuate cool-colored perennials. Though it will take shearing as a hedge, it is more attractive if kept to its natural size with selective pruning. Blends exceptionally well into formal, Asian, or contemporary gardens.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
Easy to grow in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during 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 appearance, prune annually to shape. May grow larger in optimal growing conditions.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 11