Pittosporum tobira 'Nanum'
Japanese mock orange
- available to order from summer
- 2 litre pot
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Hardiness: half hardy
This compact, rounded evergreen shrub is covered in honey-scented,creamy-white flowers in late spring and early summer, while its lustrous deep green leaves, which form a neat bushy mound, will add year round structure and interest. In milder areas it's perfect for a sunny patio or an enclosed courtyard garden, while its a must for a sunny sub-tropical setting or a warm coastal site. In frost-prone areas plant close to a south or west-facing wall, or grow it in a pot and move it to a sheltered spot when the temperatures drop.
- Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. To thin or reduce growth prune in mid-spring and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.