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PITTOSPORUM tobira

Commonly known as Australian laurel, Tobira

White stephanotis-like scented flowers in JUN-JUL, excellent for coastal planting
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  • Evergreen
    Leathery leaves 3-10cm (1-4in) long, deep green above, paler beneath
  • Cream
  • Height
    2-10m (6½-33ft)
  • Spread
    1.5-3m (5-10ft)
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
    Suitable for a coastal hedge if some protection given from direct sea-winds
  • Tall Shrub
    Or small tree, usually rounded and dense. Produces flowers in large, terminal clusters followed by spherical, yellow-brown capsules 1.5cm (½in) long with red seeds
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Against a wall
    South- or west-facing wall.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

PITTOSPORUM tobira

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Japanese mock orange
    Pests & Diseases
    Red spider mites, scale insects under glass. Leaf spot, powdery mildew,
    Place of origin
    China, Korea, Japan
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    Bell-shaped to 2.5cm (1in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Slightly back from the sea with more shelter in milder areas
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Very sweetly scented
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
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2-10m (6½-33ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.5-3m (5-10ft)
 

Buy Varieties of PITTOSPORUM tobira

PITTOSPORUM tobira 'Nanum'

PITTOSPORUM tobira 'Nanum'

Australian laurel, Tobira

dwarf form

 
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PITTOSPORUM tobira 'Variegatum'

PITTOSPORUM tobira 'Variegatum'

Australian laurel, Tobira

silver variegated marbled leaves

 
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