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botanical name:
Pittosporum tobira
Pittosporum tobira © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Japanese Mock Orange
synonyms:  Euonymus tobira
family:  Pittosporaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 6.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
description:
Dense bushy shrub or may form a small tree. Glossy dark green leaves are held in whorls. White, very fragrant flowers in summer, later becoming creamy-yellow. Woody fruiting capsules that split to release the sticky orange seeds.

cultivation:
Well drained soil in sun or light shade. Tolerates drought and hot conditions. Thrives well near the sea.

propagation:
From seed or cuttings.

usage:
Makes a good wall shrub.
Very drought resistant and used extensively for hedging in Southern Europe.

other notes:
From China and Japan.

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