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Japanese mock orange -
Pittosporum tobira (latin)
Japanese mock orange - Pittosporum tobira Japanese mock orange - Pittosporum tobira

Area of origin: China and Japan.

Adult dimensions: Height: Up to 5 meters (16.4'). Spread: Up to 3 meters (9.8').

Foliage: Evergreen.

Soil Type: Suits all types.

Hardiness: Frost hardy up to -10°C. Withstands sea spray, wind and dry spells.

Exposure: Shade to full sun.

Growth: Rapid.

Japanese mock orange - Pittosporum tobira

Characteristics and Uses : Its white blooms appear at the end of spring or at the start of summer. The pleasant scent of the 'Pittospore's' bloom is similar to that of the orange tree. The 'Pittospore' can be shaped very easily. It is often used for hedges or as a windbreaker. When planted singly its rounded form can be appreciated fully. Its glossy dark green leaves are a frequent addition to floral arrangements and to bouquets of flowers.

Other Pittosporum:
Dwarf Japanese mock orange, height up to 1m. Its white blooms appear at the end of spring or at the start of summer.

Other plants used for hedges compositions:
Abelia grandiflora, beautiful pinkish white blossom throughout summer
Box Leaved Honeysuckle (Lonicera nitida), beautiful foliage reminiscent of the box tree, ideal in low hedges
Common Box (Buxus sempervirens), shiny green foliage, long life expectancy, ideal in low hedges
Common Gorse (Ulex europaeus), abundant and fragrant blossom, ideal for defensive hedges, dislikes chalky soil
Common Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia'), bright green foliage, white blossom in clusters, dislikes chalky soil
Common Yew (Taxus baccata), dark green foliage, toxic red berries and foliage
Eleagnus ebbingei (Elaeagnus ebbingei), extremely fragrant white flowers from September through to December, silvery green foliage
Escallonia 'Iveyi'), fragrant white blossom from July through to September, hardy to -10°C
Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), extremely beautiful marcescent foliage
Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus), evergreen foliage, white blossom from November through to April
Lawson Cypress (Chamaecyparis lawsoniana), conical shape and dense foliage, its bark smells like citronella, dislikes chalky soil
Leyland Cypress (Cupressocyparis leylandii), rapid growth, extremely hardy
Oval Leaved Privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium), white flowers in July, in panicle, semi-evergreen foliage, hardy to -30°C
Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin', juvenile red shoots, white umbrella shaped blossom in spring, dislikes chalky soil and harsh frosts
Portugal Laurel (Prunus lusitanica), white blossom in June, shiny green foliage
Red Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii 'atropurpurea'), crimson foliage and yellow flowers with hints of red in the spring, ideal in protective hedges, deciduous
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