Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit. (1993)
Good for pollinators
Common Name : Japanese pittosporumFamily : PittosporaceaeType : ShrubHabit : BushyHeight : 2.5-4 metresSpread : 2.5-4 metresFlower colour : CreamFlowering from : Mayto JuneFoliage : EvergreenFoliage colour : GreenHardiness: Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK -5° to 1°Sunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Well-drained / Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - WinterTo be ShelteredFragrant
P. tobira is a dense, broad, slow-growing medium-sized evergreen shrub with leathery, glossy, obovate leaves, and large terminal umbels of small sweetly scented flowers opening white, soon turning yellow, in late spring and early summer.