Variegated Mock Orange

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.

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Characteristics

Species: tobira

Other Species Names: Japanese Pittosporum

Plant Height: 120 in.

Spread: 120 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

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;AccentMass PlantingHedges/ScreeningGeneral 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.