Dwarf Pittosporum

UsesGroundcover, Shrubs
Common NamesWheeler Dwarf
Scientific NamePittosporum tobira
Cold HardinessYes
Light NeedsFull to Partial Sun
Flower ColorInconspicuous
Water NeedsFairly Drought Tolerant
LeavesVariegated green, light green, white
Life – A/P lengthPerennial
Mature Height 2-3 Feet
Growth RateModerate
Variegated Dwarf Pittosporum
Variegated Dwarf Pittosporum- Click to Enlarge

This is a lush plant and can deliver a solid low growth along walkways and as a backdrop to smaller blooms in your garden. The evergreen’s leaves are small and grow in a dense pattern. A little clipping will help keep it full and green. They can be massed together as a handsome focal point in the lawn or cover an embankment that’s difficult to mow. Ideal for pools and patios in pots, it should not be planted next to a foundation because it needs good drainage. Wheeler’s Dwarf Pittosporum looks wonderful in raised planters and containers and will provide a lovely background for annual beds.

Our horticulturist friends tell us, in order to keep it dense and green, it needs to be fertilized 2 or 3 times a year. You’ll enjoy the pleasant scent this dainty little shrub contributes to your flower garden, and pots of them on the porch will make an evening breeze that much more aromatic.


Buy at an Orlando Nursery near you

  • Pokey’s Lake Jem Citrus Nursery

    3259 N. Orange Blossom Trail Zellwood, FL 32798

    Only Fruit Trees, no shipping