Pittosporum tobira


Pittosporum tobira ‘Wheeler’s Dwarf’

Pittosporum tobira is an evergreen shrub with either all green or variegated foliage.  The species can grow six to fifteen feet, but “Wheeler’s Dwarf’ gets only to three feet and about five feet wide.  There are also variegated dwarf forms, ‘Turner’s’ that is the same size as ‘Wheeler’s”, and ‘Cream de Mint’ that grows to about two and half feet high and wide.  Fragrant white flowers appear in the spring.  This plant can take some sun, but does better with afternoon shade.