Pittosporum tobira - Japanese Cheesewood

  • The Pittosporum tobira is an easy to grow, medium sized evergreen shrub or small tree that originates from Japan. One of its main values is its curly foliage, the dark green leaves curl backwards.

  • In late Spring, white flowers bloom and give off a sweet scent, similar to that of the orange blossom. From the flowers, round fruits develop and when opened they reveal numerous showy orange seeds (not edible).

  • The shrub is fully hardy in 2/3 Southern areas in Britain, drought tolerant and can survive frost down to -5c. Full sun with moderate watering are best for its optimal growth and flowering.

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