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Pittosporum tobaria | Austrian laurel - 90-100cm, 30lt

Pittosporum tobaria | Austrian laurel - 90-100cm, 30lt

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Pittosporum tobira is a dense, slow-growing, mound-forming, rounded, evergreen shrub with leathery, obovate, glossy, dark green leaves arranged in a whorl around the stem. Clusters of small, yellow flowers, white when they emerge, bloom in late spring and summer. Flowers are long-lasting and heavily scented. Pittosporum tobira grows best in average, moderately fertile, medium moisture, slightly acidic, well-drained soils, but can adapt to almost any soil type, except waterlogged. It thrives in full sun with some afternoon shade. Once established, tolerant of drought. It can withstand sea salt and is ideal for coastal areas. Resistant to frost, but needs to be sheltered from harsh, drying winds. Generally, pest-free and disease-free. Low maintenance, but needs some trimming to maintain its shape. Japanese pittosporum is a great-looking and resilient plant providing interest all year round. It is excellent for beds and borders, foundation plantings, or informal hedges and screens. Suitable for growing in containers and as a houseplant.
  • Common Name

    Japanese pittosporum, Austrian laurel, Mock orange

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    East Asia

  • Flower

    small, fragrant, white to yellow flowers

  • Foliage

    leathery, obovate, glossy, dark green leaves

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


West–facing or South–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period


spring, summer


all year



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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