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Pittosporum tobira Cream De Mint
('Shima' Dwarf Pittosporum)
About Pittosporum tobira Cream De Mint ™ (‘Shima’ Dwarf Pittosporum)
This evergreen shrub is known as Pittosporum tobria Cream De Mint ™ or ‘Shima’ Dwarf Pittosporum. This compact shrub features mint green, spathulate shaped leaves marked with cream borders. Its densely packed leaves are accompanied by small white flowers in the spring while new foliage growth emerges golden-green in color. A slow grower, this variety reaches an average mature landscape size of 2-2.5′ w x 2-2-5′ h.
Planting and care instructions
Plant ‘Shima’ Dwarf Pittosporum in an area that receives full to partial sun exposure using a well draining soil. Water regularly after planting to help quick establishment then reduce frequency making sure the soil dries out slightly before watering. If desired, prune in the spring before new growth for a cleaned up, tidy appearance. Easy to grow and maintain, this compact shrub is low maintenance and can conveniently tolerate mild drought conditions, all great characteristics for California landscape designs.
Landscape design ideas
This variety is often used as a low border to walkways and entryways . It looks nice planted in multiples, filling out separated planting beds in a commercial or residential landscape design.
Botanical Name: Pittosporum tobira Cream De Mint
Common Name: 'Shima' Dwarf Pittosporum
Average Landscape Size: 2-2.5' x 2-2-5'
Plant Type: Evergreen
Bloom Color: White
Foliage Color: Mint green
Sizes: 1 & 5 gallon
Special Features: Dramatic Color, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Good For Container Or Ground Planting, Hedging Plant,See more of our plants