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Wheeler's Dwarf Japanese Pittosporum

Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf'

Pronunciation: pit-o-SPOH-rum to-BY-ra
SKU #06600
8-11

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OVERVIEW
Description This dwarf, rounded shrub is perfect as a low border, groundcover or container specimen. Prized for its dense, compact growth and glossy evergreen foliage. Occasionally produces small orange blossom-scented flowers. Requires little maintenance.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Allow soil to dry slightly before watering.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise, Non-toxic to Cats and Dogs, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Fragrant
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Ground Cover
Design Ideas In milder climates this is one of the most useful low-growing shrubs available. Plant it as a single specimen or in small groups. Short stature makes an ideal foundation planting under windows. With its spreading, dense foliage, it is also a great groundcover or filler beneath tree canopies, or between taller shrubs. Rich green color gives vibrancy to tropical plantings or Asian schemes. Use in a formal garden as edging or short hedges clipped into rigid forms. Also great in planter islands inside circular driveways where it will tolerate the reflected heat.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Bottlebrush (Callistemon); Blue Oat Grass (Heliotrichon); Loropetalum (Loropetalum)
CARE
Care Easy to grow in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.

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