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Australian Laurel, Japanese Pittosporum, Mock Orange, Japanese Cheesewood


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:: Pittosporaceae :: PITTOSPORUM :: tobira
  • Type of products available: 1/0A7, 1/1P8, 1/1P9, 1/1P1.3L

Main asset

Evergreen plant, fragrant blooming throughout the garden, very resistant to drought. Basic plant for medium hedges in Mediterranean regions.


Easy to prune, shoots appear well on old wood. Can form small trees if not pruned, and sow.

Shrub or small tree native to Asia, fast-growing, evergreen coriaceous dark green leaves surmounted in May by umbels of bell-shaped flowers, cream-white becoming yellow, very fragrant, followed by yellow capsules with several red, fertile seeds .

  • Uses: Hiding Hedge, Windbreak Hedge, Medium Hedge

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: trained and flared
  • Height: 4 m x 3 m (13 ft x 10 ft)
  • Growth: fast
  • Flowering period: May
  • Époque de fructification : Summer

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : clear grey
  • Foliage shape: oboval
  • Foliage colour: dark green
  • Flowers shape: bells
  • Flowers colour: cream white
  • Forme des fruits : capsules
  • Couleur des fruits : yellow
  • Parfum : yes


  • Soil type: drained
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 15 °C (5 °F - USDA zone 7b)