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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
  • 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 -
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'  >

Commonly known as: Australian laurel, Tobira.
Dwarf form
£16.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £35.00  
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

PITTOSPORUM tobira 'Variegatum'  AWARD

PITTOSPORUM tobira 'Variegatum'  >

Commonly known as: Australian laurel, Tobira.
Silver variegated marbled leaves
£16.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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