Pittosporum: Variegated Latin Name: pittosporum tobria 'Variegatum'
The Basics Its easy-care, hardy qualities make this mounded shrub and its dense evergreen foliage extremely popular in landscaping. Large glossy, white, gray, and light green leaves are accented with creamy white, orange-blossom fragrant flowers that bloom in early to mid spring. This compacted, moderate-growing plant grows as tall as 6-8 feet(6-8 feet wide). Best performs as a border, accent, and hedge plant
The Needs Amount of Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade Amount of Water: Water regularly; more frequent watering in extreme heat; Moderately drought tolerant Soil Conditions: Adaptable to most soils; Prefers moist, well- drained soil; Salt tolerant Cold Hardiness Zone: 9-11
The Care This low-maintenance evergreen needs a regular water schedule to ensure the growth of a mature root system. After the mature root system is established, watering is needed occasionally, except during a drought, watering is needed regularly. Pruning is not required. Shear annually to maintain desired shape.