Pittosporum

Japanese pittosporum (Pittosporum tobira) is a tough, evergreen shrub, commonly grown in mid and coastal South Carolina. It is native to southern Japan and China. The attractive, dense evergreen foliage and mounded form, along with adaptability to many growing conditions, make it popular in landscapes as hedges and foundation plantings. Excellent salt tolerance makes pittosporum well suited for planting near the beach.

To learn more about this shrub, see HGIC 1082, Pittosporum.

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