Japanese Cheesewood, Tobira Pittosporum, Japanerse Mock-orange Pittosporum tobira

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Botanical Name:

Pittosporum tobira

Family:

Pittosporaceae

Genus:

Pittosporum

Species:

tobira

Common Name:

Japanese Cheesewood, Tobira Pittosporum, Japanerse Mock-orange

Seeds Per Pound:
13,620
Quantity:
0.07 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
58
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
98%
Height:
10-15 feet
Collection Locale:
Italy
Crop Year:
2015
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
9
In Stock: 0.07 lb
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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: warm statify for 2 weeks, cold stratify for 2 weeks.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: If the seed has not imbibed after a 24 hr water soak,drain and repeat the process until it does imbibe.
In a Nutshell:
* Pittosporum tobira is a species of flowering plant in the Pittosporum family known by several common names, including Japanese mock-orange and Japanese cheesewood . It is native to Japan but it is used throughout the world as an ornamental plant in landscaping and as cut foliage . It is a shrub which can reach several meters tall and become treelike. It can also be trimmed into a hedge . The leaves are oval in shape with edges that curl under and measure up to 10 centimeters in length. They are leathery, hairless, and darker and shinier on the upper surfaces. The inflorescence is a cluster of fragrant flowers occurring at the ends of branches. The flower has five white petals each about a centimeter long. The fruit is a hairy, woody capsule about a centimeter wide divided into three valves. Inside are black seeds in a bed of resinous pulp. more...
* Very tolerant of pruning and maritime exposure, it can be grown as a wind resistant hedge. It can be used in shelterbelt plantings. more...
Pittosporum tobira is a species of flowering plant in the Pittosporum family known by several common names, including Japanese Pittosporum , Japanese mock-orange and Japanese cheesewood . It is native to Japan but it is used throughout the world as an ornamental plant in landscaping and as cut foliage . It is a shrub which can reach several metres tall and become treelike. It can also be trimmed into a hedge . The leaves are oval in shape with edges that curl under and measure up to 10 cm in length. They are leathery, hairless, and darker and shinier on the upper surfaces. The inflorescence is a cluster of fragrant flowers occurring at the ends of branches. The flower has five white petals each about a centimetre long. The fruit is a hairy, woody capsule about 1 cm wide divided into three valves. Inside are black seeds in a bed of resinous pulp.
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Physical Characteristics  Pittosporum tobira is an evergreen Shrub growing to 6 m (19ft) by 4 m (13ft). It is hardy to zone 8. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Apr to May. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) The plant prefers light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and requires well-drained soil.The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils..It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade.It requires dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.The plant can tolerate maritime exposure.
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Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov