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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Pittosporum Tobira, Japanese Pittosprum
Regional name:
Marathi - Pitosporum
Shrubs, Indoor Plants, Trees


Pittosporum tobira, commonly known as Japanese Pittosporum or Tobira, is an evergreen shrub native to Japan, China, and Korea. It is popular for its glossy green foliage, fragrant flowers, and adaptability to various growing conditions. It can be used as a hedge, screen, or specimen plant in gardens and landscapes.

Plant Information

  • Botanical Name: Pittosporum tobira
  • Family: Pittosporaceae
  • Common Names: Japanese Pittosporum, Tobira, Australian laurel, Mock orange
  • Plant Type: Evergreen shrub
  • USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11
  • Mature Size: 8-12 feet tall and wide


  1. Location: Choose a location with well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade.
  2. Soil: Pittosporum tobira prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH 6.0-7.0). Amend the soil with organic matter if needed.
  3. Spacing: Plant shrubs 6-8 feet apart to allow for proper air circulation and growth.
  4. Watering: Water the plant thoroughly after planting, and keep the soil consistently moist until the plant is established.


  1. Fertilization: Apply a balanced slow-release fertilizer in early spring and late summer to promote healthy growth.
  2. Pruning: Prune lightly in early spring to maintain shape and encourage bushiness. Remove any dead, damaged, or diseased branches.
  3. Pests and Diseases: Pittosporum tobira is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, watch out for common issues like aphids, scale insects, and root rot.
  4. Propagation: Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings taken in late summer or early autumn.


  1. Watering: Once established, Pittosporum tobira is drought-tolerant. Water regularly during the first growing season, and reduce watering as the plant matures.
  2. Mulching: Apply a 2-3 inch layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to conserve moisture and regulate soil temperature.
  3. Winter Protection: In colder climates, protect the plant from harsh winds and freezing temperatures by planting it near a building or using a windbreak.


  1. Aesthetic Appeal: Pittosporum tobira adds year-round interest to the garden with its attractive foliage, fragrant flowers, and versatile growth habit.
  2. Low Maintenance: This plant is easy to grow and requires minimal care once established.
  3. Wildlife Attraction: The fragrant flowers attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
  4. Erosion Control: The extensive root system helps stabilize soil on slopes and prevent erosion.