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Variegated Pittosporum

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Introducing the Variegated Pittosporum (Pittosporum tobira), a stunning plant that will elevate your garden with its striking foliage and exquisite form. This evergreen shrub showcases glossy, dark green leaves with creamy white variegation, creating a captivating contrast that adds visual interest to any landscape. At maturity, it reaches a height and width of 6-8 feet, making it a versatile choice for hedges, borders, or standalone specimens. The Variegated Pittosporum's graceful and compact growth habit, coupled with its elegant variegated leaves, makes it a captivating addition to both formal and informal gardens. With its year-round beauty and unique charm, the Variegated Pittosporum is sure to ignite excitement and create a stunning focal point in any outdoor space.

 

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The Variegated Pittosporum offers a tapestry of colors and textures to enhance your garden. Expect lush foliage with glossy, dark green leaves adorned with creamy white variegation. This striking contrast creates a captivating display throughout the year. As the plant matures, it forms a dense and compact shape, providing an elegant backdrop or focal point in your landscape. Enjoy the year-round beauty of the Variegated Pittosporum as it adds a touch of sophistication and visual interest to your outdoor space.

Growth rate: Grows to reach a mature size of 6-8 ft tall and wide

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Pruning: Pruning requirements for the Variegated Pittosporum are minimal. Remove any dead, damaged, or diseased branches as needed throughout the year. Light shaping can be done in early spring to maintain a neat and compact form.

Fertilization: Apply a balanced slow-release fertilizer in spring to provide essential nutrients for healthy growth. Use a fertilizer formulated for shrubs, following the recommended application rates. Avoid excessive fertilization, as it may lead to excessive foliage growth with diminished variegation.

Winter Protection: The Variegated Pittosporum is generally hardy in zones 8-11, but additional protection may be required in colder regions. Mulch around the base of the plant to insulate the roots and protect against extreme temperatures. Avoid overwatering during winter to prevent root rot.


Planting the Variegated Pittosporum is a straightforward process, whether in a pot or in the ground. Select a location with well-drained soil and full to partial sunlight for optimal growth. Dig a hole that is slightly wider and equal in depth to the root ball. Gently remove the plant from its container, ensuring the roots are intact. Place the plant in the hole, making sure it is centered and at the same level as the surrounding soil. Backfill the hole with soil, firming it gently around the roots. Water thoroughly after planting to settle the soil and promote root establishment. Provide adequate spacing between plants to allow for proper air circulation and future growth.

The Variegated Pittosporum thrives in well-drained soil and benefits from regular watering. Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry, providing enough water to thoroughly saturate the root zone. Allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings, avoiding prolonged periods of waterlogged conditions. This plant flourishes in full to partial sunlight, receiving at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily. However, it can tolerate some shade, making it a versatile choice for various garden settings.

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USDA GROW ZONE:

Zones 8-11

The Variegated Pittosporum (Pittosporum tobira) is well-suited for USDA hardiness zones 8-11. It thrives in moderate and subtropical climates, withstanding the challenges of these regions with ease. Its hardiness and adaptability ensure successful growth and year-round beauty in these suitable zones.

Our Process

We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!