Wheeler's Dwarf Japanese Pittosporum
Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf'
|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.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Agapanthus (Agapanthus); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Bottlebrush (Callistemon); Blue Oat Grass (Heliotrichon); Loropetalum (Loropetalum)|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11
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