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Variegated Mock Orange

Pittosporum tobira 'Variegatum'

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Variegated Mock Orange (Pittosporum tobira 'Variegatum') at Fernwood Garden Center

Variegated Mock Orange flowers

Variegated Mock Orange flowers

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Variegated Mock Orange (Pittosporum tobira 'Variegatum') at Fernwood Garden Center

Variegated Mock Orange

Variegated Mock Orange

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Variegated Mock Orange (Pittosporum tobira 'Variegatum') at Fernwood Garden Center

Variegated Mock Orange foliage

Variegated Mock Orange foliage

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Height:  8 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7b

Other Names:  Japanese Pittosporum

Description:

A beautiful variegated variety that may eventually reach 8 feet high and wide without pruning; emerging foliage is yellow gold, maturing to dark green with white variegation; perfect for a hedge or screen

Ornamental Features

Variegated Mock Orange has attractive white-variegated dark green foliage which emerges chartreuse in spring. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Variegated Mock Orange is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Variegated Mock Orange is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Variegated Mock Orange will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features