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Wheeler's Dwarf Mock Orange

Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf'

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Wheeler's Dwarf Mock Orange (Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf') at Johnson Brothers Garden Market

Wheeler's Dwarf Mock Orange foliage

Wheeler's Dwarf Mock Orange foliage

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Wheeler's Dwarf Mock Orange (Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf') at Johnson Brothers Garden Market

Wheeler's Dwarf Mock Orange

Wheeler's Dwarf Mock Orange

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Wheeler's Dwarf Mock Orange (Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf') at Johnson Brothers Garden Market

Wheeler's Dwarf Mock Orange fruit

Wheeler's Dwarf Mock Orange fruit

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8a

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-green maturing to dark glossy green; perfect for a low hedge, or a geometrical accent in the garden

Ornamental Features

Wheeler's Dwarf Mock Orange has attractive 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

Wheeler's 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 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.

Wheeler's Dwarf Mock Orange is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Wheeler's Dwarf Mock Orange will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. 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.

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