Pittosporum tobira ‘Cream of Mint’

Cream of Mint Dwarf Mock Orange
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Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

24-30″ x 24-30″

Exposure

Full to partial sun

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

White

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Attractive Birds, Butterflies, Ground Cover, Hedge

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Rounding, Mounding

Sunset Garden Zones

8-24, H1, H2

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

8A-10B

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Slow-growing evergreen shrub to 24-30” tall and wide. This attractive dwarf variety forms a uniform, rounded-mound of glossy, mint-green leaves edged with creamy-white margins, and makes an outstanding color-contrast to deep-colored shrubs or perennials. Adding further appeal are the orange-blossom-scented, creamy-white flowers that appear in spring. While mostly inconspicuous against its light-colored foliage, the sweetly-aromatic scent of these flowers seems to intensify in the warmth of afternoon sun. This low-maintenance variety does not require pruning to maintain its compact form, and is well-suited as a foundation planting, border, informal or formal hedge, or as an attractive mass-plated groundcover for larger areas.  Prefers moderate watering in a well-drained soil, and thrives in a full to partial sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 8A-10B
Sunset Zone: 8-24, H1, H2

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