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Cream De Mint Dwarf Mock Orange

Pittosporum tobira 'Shima'

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Cream De Mint Dwarf Mock Orange (Pittosporum tobira 'Shima') at Johnson Brothers Garden Market

Cream De Mint Dwarf Mock Orange

Cream De Mint Dwarf Mock Orange

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Cream De Mint Dwarf Mock Orange (Pittosporum tobira 'Shima') at Johnson Brothers Garden Market

Cream De Mint Dwarf Mock Orange foliage

Cream De Mint Dwarf Mock Orange foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  30 inches

Spread:  30 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7b

Other Names:  Japanese Pittosporum

Description:

A dwarf variety that is slow growing and stays very compact and round with little pruning; emerging foliage is yellow gold, maturing to mint green with creamy white edges; perfect for a low hedge, or a geometrical accent in the garden

Ornamental Features

Cream De Mint Dwarf Mock Orange has attractive light green foliage edged in creamy white which emerges chartreuse in spring. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain light green throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Cream De Mint Dwarf 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 should be used to full effect.

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

Cream De Mint Dwarf Mock Orange is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Cream De Mint Dwarf Mock Orange will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It has a low canopy. It grows at a slow 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.

 
 
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Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features