Enhance your landscape with the dramatic Pittosporum Variegated, a beautiful and hardy evergreen shrub native to New Zealand. With its glossy, variegated foliage, this plant adds a striking touch of color to any garden. Pittosporum Variegated is often used as a hedge or screen, as a backdrop for other plants, or as a contrast to other greenery. It can be kept trimmed to a height of 4-6 feet, or can reach heights of up to 10 feet in ideal conditions.
The Pittosporum Variegated is hardy in USDA Hardiness Zones 7-10 and prefers slightly acidic, well-draining soil. It is a plant that is easy to care for, pet-friendly, and needs minimal pruning, watering, and fertilizing. It tolerates a wide range of light conditions, from full sun to partial shade; and will even do well in full shade.
This versatile, lovely shrub is also quite ornamental. It produces small, fragrant, creamy white flowers in spring and early summer, followed by small black berries that release into the air an orange-blossom fragrance. The berries can be used as an edible garnish, or left on the plant to attract birds. Pittosporum Variegated can be used as a striking accent in the garden, along the borders, or within woodland gardens.
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