Wheeler's Dwarf Japanese Pittosporum

Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf'

Item 6600

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USDA Zone:
8-11
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Description:

This dwarf, rounded shrub is perfect as a low border, groundcover or container specimen. Prized for its dense, compact growth and glossy evergreen foliage. Occasionally produces small orange blossom-scented flowers. Requires little maintenance.

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Average Size at Maturity
Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Compact
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Dense Habit, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Fragrant
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Asian/Zen ,   Contemporary ,   Cottage ,   Mediterranean
Design Ideas: In milder climates this is one of the most useful low-growing shrubs available. Plant it as a single specimen or in small groups. Short stature makes an ideal foundation planting under windows. With its spreading, dense foliage, it is also a great groundcover or filler beneath tree canopies, or between taller shrubs. Rich green color gives vibrancy to tropical plantings or Asian schemes. Use in a formal garden as edging or short hedges clipped into rigid forms. Also great in planter islands inside circular driveways where it will tolerate the reflected heat.

Easy to grow in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.

Customer Reviews

Greatest Little Shrub on Earth!
by AuntieG, August 23, 2019

This is one of my all-time favorite shrubs of all time. I have used them often, and in numerous locations for years now. They are a beautiful green and some come as a variegated leaf, naturally shaped, nearly carefree, and wonderful all year long in my area 9b. I have not needed to trim them. Mine have been pest free, and add a lovely effect in our garden.

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