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PITTOSPORUM tobira 'Nanum'

Commonly known as Australian laurel, Tobira

Dwarf form
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  • Evergreen
  • Cream
  • Height
    60cm (24in)
  • Spread
    60cm (24in)
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Very slow growing, compact, dome-shaped shrub. Small, terminal clusters of flowers
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
    Suitable for a coastal hedge if some protection given from direct sea-winds
  • 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 'Nanum'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Japanese mock orange. Makes a good container plant.
    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
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Slightly back from the sea with more shelter in milder areas
    Patio / pot plants
    Suitable for small gardens
  • 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
    Sweetly scented
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
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  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
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60cm (24in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  60cm (24in)
 

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