Pittosporum tobira 'Tall and Tough'

Japanese mock-orange

Evergreen Shrub

Japanese mock orange (Pittosporum tobira 'Tall and Tough') is a tough and reliable evergreen shrub. The leathery foliage looks great year-round and is an excellent plant for providing structure in your garden. In spring, fragrant blooms provide heady scent.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Afternoon Sun, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun

Water Needs: Average


Size: 60 - 96 tall x 48 - 96 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Medium
Foliage Quality: Medium

Features: Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Attractive Foliage, Fragrant, Winter Interest

Foliage Color: Green

Flower Color: Ivory / Cream
Bloom Season: May, Spring, Summer

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Hedges and Screens, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Late Spring / Early Summer
Position / Role: mid-plane filler
Collections: Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos