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Green Pittosporum (Japanese Mock Orange)

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  • Rich and dark green foliage
  • Matures to 4-8' wide by 4-8' tall
  • Hardy in USDA Zones 8 - 11
  • Plant in full sun to part shade
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Description

Reliable and resilient, there's a reason that the Green Pittosporum is a staple in landscapes across the nation! Its foliage is rich and dark green with a fantastic gloss. These leaves are evergreen, plentiful, and consistent. Each leaf is smooth and rounded on end. Furthermore, once established, this plant proves to be remarkably low-maintenance.

In spring, the Japanese Mock Orange earns its name. It produces small clusters of petite white blooms that smell like orange blossoms. Plant a couple next to your patio to enjoy their sweet fragrance every year!

This is a moderately growing variety, meaning it will grow somewhere between 12-20 inches every year.

When fully grown, the Green Pittosporum reaches 4-8' H x 4-8' W. However, it responds well to yearly trimming.

Coastal Gardeners will appreciate the salt tolerance of the Green Pittosporum. Pair it with other salt-tolerant varieties in a mixed garden bed, such as the Light Show Bottlebrush or Twist of Pink Oleander.

Looking for a little extra foliage flair? The Variegated Pittosporum is a very similar variety with white-edged leaves. Alternatively, the Mojo Pittosporum is a dwarf variety of variegated pittosporum with bolder leaf color.

Try the Green Pittosporum as a hedge, screen, border, accent, or container plant.

Green Pittosporum (Japanese Mock Orange) Care

Winter hardy in USDA Zones 8-11, down to 10°f once established.

Plant in Full Sun to Partial Shade for best results. Too much leads to decreased foliage and bloom potential.

Water 3-4 times per week in the first growing season. During the second year, water 2-3 times per week. Increase the watering frequency in times of extreme heat and drought.

The Green Pittosporum prefers rich soil with good drainage.

Fertilize several times during the year with a balanced fertilizer to promote plant growth.

Care & Use

Getting Started: Understanding Your New Plant

Review your plant's information on our website or the tag that comes with it. Be mindful of sunlight preferences, soil type, and spacing needs.

Our plants are adaptable but grow best in the correct USDA Zones. Click here to learn more about your USDA Zone.

Planting Instructions

Dig a Hole

First, dig a hole three times the width of the root ball of your plant. This makes it easier for the root system to spread out quickly. Dig the hole deep enough that your plant will sit level with or slightly above the ground around it.

Amend Your Soil

Mix your native soil with rich gardening soil to provide extra nutrients and support plant growth. If your soil is clay-heavy, we recommend mixing your native clay soil with equal parts of Pine Bark mulch to improve drainage and the overall breathability of your soil.

Place Your Plant

Examine the roots. If they appear tightly bound, gently coax them apart; this ensures they can spread into the new soil. Place your plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even with the surrounding soil—Backfill around it with the amended soil mixture. The roots need access to oxygen for your plant to thrive, so do not cover the rootball; place soil around it.

Mulch Your Plants

Top the soil beneath your plant with 3-4 inches of mulch to help it retain moisture. Be careful not to cover the rootball - your new plants roots need access to oxygen.

Water Your Plant

Soak the plant with a hose afterward to hydrate the plant, as well as get the soil and mulch situated. Develop a regular watering schedule based on your plant's needs and local weather patterns. Remember, over watering is just as, if not more, harmful than under watering.

Spacing Recommendations

Green Pittosporum (Japanese Mock Orange) Spacing Recommendations

Space your Green Pittosporum 3-5 feet apart for a seamless hedge or border. Plant them 8-10+ feet apart to leave space between them.

  • Scientific Name
    Pittosporum tobira
  • Hardiness Zone
    8, 9, 10, 11
  • Sun Exposure
    Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Evergreen or Deciduous
    Evergreen
  • Features
    Fast Growth, Flowering
  • Feature Color
    Green
  • Uses
    Border, Hedge, Specimen
  • Water Needs
    Medium
  • Bloom Season
    Spring

Growing Zones : 8, 9, 10, and 11

Map of USDA Zones 8-11

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Reliable and resilient, there's a reason that the Green Pittosporum is a staple in landscapes across the nation! Its foliage is rich and dark green with a fantastic gloss. These leaves are evergreen, plentiful, and consistent. Each leaf is smooth and rounded on end. Furthermore, once established, this plant proves to be remarkably low-maintenance.

In spring, the Japanese Mock Orange earns its name. It produces small clusters of petite white blooms that smell like orange blossoms. Plant a couple next to your patio to enjoy their sweet fragrance every year!

This is a moderately growing variety, meaning it will grow somewhere between 12-20 inches every year.

When fully grown, the Green Pittosporum reaches 4-8' H x 4-8' W. However, it responds well to yearly trimming.

Coastal Gardeners will appreciate the salt tolerance of the Green Pittosporum. Pair it with other salt-tolerant varieties in a mixed garden bed, such as the Light Show Bottlebrush or Twist of Pink Oleander.

Looking for a little extra foliage flair? The Variegated Pittosporum is a very similar variety with white-edged leaves. Alternatively, the Mojo Pittosporum is a dwarf variety of variegated pittosporum with bolder leaf color.

Try the Green Pittosporum as a hedge, screen, border, accent, or container plant.

Green Pittosporum (Japanese Mock Orange) Care

Winter hardy in USDA Zones 8-11, down to 10°f once established.

Plant in Full Sun to Partial Shade for best results. Too much leads to decreased foliage and bloom potential.

Water 3-4 times per week in the first growing season. During the second year, water 2-3 times per week. Increase the watering frequency in times of extreme heat and drought.

The Green Pittosporum prefers rich soil with good drainage.

Fertilize several times during the year with a balanced fertilizer to promote plant growth.

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  • 2.5 Quart
  • 2.4 Gallon
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