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PlantFiles: Japanese Pittosporum, Japanese Mock Orange, Japanese Cheesewood, Australian Laurel
Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf'

Family: Pittosporaceae
Genus: Pittosporum (pit-oh-SPOR-um) (Info)
Species: tobira (TOH-bir-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Wheeler's Dwarf

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive PvillePlanter On Nov 9, 2004, PvillePlanter from Pflugerville, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

One of my favorite hedge schrubs, but also works well as individual specimins. Tends to spread out more than up but very easy to prune and shape as desired. Very hardy and vitually maintenance fee.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

, (2 reports)
Phoenix, Arizona
Tempe, Arizona
Clovis, California
Crockett, California
Escondido, California
Grass Valley, California
Hesperia, California
Manteca, California
Martinez, California
Norwalk, California
Oceanside, California
Santa Clara, California
Bartow, Florida
Deltona, Florida
Ocala, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
Clarkston, Georgia
Marietta, Georgia
Los Lunas, New Mexico
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Ladys Island, South Carolina
Sumter, South Carolina
Abilene, Texas
Austin, Texas
Cedar Park, Texas
Corpus Christi, Texas
Dallas, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas (2 reports)
Georgetown, Texas
Pflugerville, Texas
Richmond, Texas
Spring, Texas

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