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Pittosporum tobira (Tobira Pittosporum) Sheffield's Seed Co., Inc.
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Pittosporum tobira

Japanerse Mock-orange, Japanese Cheesewood, Tobira Pittosporum

In Stock: 2.355 lb (Total:2.355lb)
  • Pittosporum tobira

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2.35 lb

Details

Germination:
98%
Germination test:
Cut (Full Seed)
Purity:
99%
Seeds per lb:
12,502
Quantity:
2.35 lb
Collected in:
Italy
Crop year:
2023
Min. hardiness zone:
9
Item ID:
1834207

Growing Info

Scarification
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification
Stratification: warm statify for 2 weeks, cold stratify for 2 weeks
Germination
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. 

Pittosporum tobira, also known as Cheesewood, Japanese Mock-orange, and Tobira Pittosporum is native to Japan, but widely used throughout the world as an ornamental plant. It is a sturdy evergreen shrub that can reach up to 15 ft in height and spread up to 10 ft wide. Its oval, leathery leaves are dark green and shiny on top, while the fragrant inflorescence that occurs at the ends of branches has five white petals each about a centimeter long. Its woody capsule fruit is hairy and contains black seeds in a resinous pulp. Highly tolerant of pruning and maritime exposure, it can be grown as a wind-resistant hedge. This plant is ideal for use in shelterbelt plantings, and its stems, leaves, and dried fruits can be used in flower arrangements.

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