Variegated Mock Orange (Pittosporum tobira 'Variegata')
Variegated Mock Orange
Pittosporum tobira 'Variegata'
- Also known as Variegated Japanese Mock Orange, Japanese pittosporum
- Leaves show a textured, contrasted border
- Evergreen / Low Maintenance
- Stand alone or medium hedge
- Small creamy white flowers have a pleasing orange-blossom fragrance
Native to Japan, Korea, and China, Pittosporum is commonly used as a hedge, where its dramatic foliage color can bring interest to landscapes throughout Houston. Also known as Mock Orange, this is an attractive mounding evergreen shrub with white, gray, and light green foliage that also makes it an excellent choice for use in any border or used as a landscape accent! They are versatile and can blend well with a wide range of designs, so we also like to plant them as a foundation along walls, houses, and fence lines.
Pittosporum is easy to care for and able to tolerate urban pollution, so they are a great choice for any urban landscape that could use some color. Once established, these moderate growers require low to moderate water use. Let them grow naturally or shear them annually for a neat and tidy appearance, these shrubs look good either way. Since they are so versatile, they can be planted with a variety of other plants such as Loropetalum, Nandina, Bottlebrush, and Agapanthus, all of which are available at our Big Tex Tree Nurseries!
Revamp your landscape today and you can add curb appeal and increase property value. Ask us how! Come visit any of our nurseries where our nursery pros are able to offer free home and business landscape design consultations. We will be glad to help you pick the perfect trees, plants, and shrubs for the perfect spot in your yard! We take pride in everything we do and can assure that all of our trees, shrubs and other plants are the hardiest and best-looking in all of Texas!