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Wheeler’s Dwarf Mock Orange

A dwarf variety that is slow growing and stays very compact and round with little pruning; emerging foliage is yellow-green maturing to dark glossy green; perfect for a low hedge, or a geometrical accent in the garden.

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Characteristics

Species: tobira

Other Species Names: Japanese Pittosporum

Plant Height: 48 in.

Spread: 48 in.

Evergreen: Yes

Plant Form: round

Emergent Foliage Color: chartreuse

Summer Foliage Color: dark green

Minimum Sunlight: partial shade

Maximum Sunlight: full sun

Ornamental Features

Wheeler's Dwarf Mock Orange has attractive 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

Wheeler's Dwarf 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.Wheeler's Dwarf Mock Orange is recommended for the following landscape applications;AccentMass PlantingGeneral Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Wheeler's Dwarf Mock Orange will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a slow 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.