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Pittosporum tobira (Pittosporum, Dwarf)

Pittosporum, Dwarf

Pittosporum tobira 'Wheelers Dwarf'

A popular broadleaf evergreen shrub native to China and Japan, the “Wheelers Dwarf” Pittosporum is a broadleaf evergreen shrub that is ideal for small areas as it only gets three feet tall and wide. It looks dense thanks to the leaves being whorled around the branches with a slight recurve. They are leathery to the touch, and glossy on the top while dull on underside. “Wheelers Dwarf” is considerably much slower growing, and has less tolerance to freezing temperatures.

Small fragrant white flowers are only half an inch in diameter and appear early in the spring, then slowly turn yellow as they progress into the summer.  They are followed by smaller  fruits in the late summer, not really noticeable.  

Pittosporum appreciates well drained soil, and regular watering and fertilization promotes thick, even growth. In a drought, it suffers more than regular pittosporum and will look rough till more optimal conditions return.   

Small Border
Small Hedge

Flower Color:

White then Yellow



2-3 Feet



2-3 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 8b

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Full Sun to Full Shade
Water Needs