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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 Rainbow Gardens

Cream De Mint Dwarf Mock Orange

Cream De Mint Dwarf Mock Orange

(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 use as an interior accent plant

Features & Attributes

Cream De Mint Dwarf Mock Orange's attractive glossy oval leaves emerge chartreuse, turning light green in color with distinctive creamy white edges throughout the year. The flowers are not ornamentally significant.

This is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with a more or less rounded form. Its extremely fine and delicate texture is quite ornamental and should be used to full effect. This plant can be pruned at any time to keep it looking its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Cream De Mint Dwarf Mock Orange can be expected to grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 40 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.

-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --

 
 
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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.