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Variegated Mock Orange

Pittosporum tobira 'Variegatum'

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Variegated Mock Orange (Pittosporum tobira 'Variegatum') at Rainbow Gardens

Variegated Mock Orange flowers

Variegated Mock Orange flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Variegated Mock Orange (Pittosporum tobira 'Variegatum') at Rainbow Gardens

Variegated Mock Orange

Variegated Mock Orange

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Variegated Mock Orange (Pittosporum tobira 'Variegatum') at Rainbow Gardens

Variegated Mock Orange foliage

Variegated Mock Orange foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7b

Other Names:  Japanese Pittosporum

Description:

A beautiful variegated variety that may eventually reach ten feet high and wide without pruning; emerging foliage is yellow gold, maturing to dark green with white variegation; perfect for a hedge or screen

Ornamental Features

Variegated Mock Orange has attractive white-variegated 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

Variegated 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.

Variegated Mock Orange is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Variegated Mock Orange will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast 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  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.