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Pittosporum tobira 'Nanum' | Dwarf Japanese Pittosporum - 30cm - 8lt

Pittosporum tobira 'Nanum' | Dwarf Japanese Pittosporum - 30cm - 8lt

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Pittosporum tobira 'Nanum', or Japanese Mock Orange, is a small, rounded, dense, slow-growing, evergreen shrub. Its leathery, ovate, glossy, dark green leaves, light green underneath, form a tidy, compact mound. Clusters of small, fragrant, pure white flowers, with a beautiful orange scent, bloom at the branch tips in late spring and early summer. Japanese Mock Orange is long-lived, very adaptable plant that can grow in a wide range of soils, but prefers average, slightly acidic, moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soils. It thrives in full sun or partial shade. It can withstand salt and maritime conditions, therefore, great for coastal areas. In colder climates, it should be grown in containers and brought inside during the winter. Low maintenance. Pittosporum tobira 'Nanum' is a lovely little shrub, similar to Buxus, perfect for small, coastal gardens. It is also great in urban and cottage gardens, in beds and borders, or as low formal hedges. Excellent for planting in containers.
  • Common Name

    Mock Orange, Dwarf Japanese Pittosporum

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Japan, China

  • Flower

    small, fragrant, pure white flowers, with a beautiful orange scent

  • Foliage

    leathery, ovate, glossy, dark green leaves, light green underneath

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


South–facing or West–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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