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Turner's Dwarf Mock Orange

Pittosporum tobira 'Turner's Dwarf'

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Turner's Dwarf Mock Orange (Pittosporum tobira 'Turner's Dwarf') at Roger's Gardens

Turner's Dwarf Mock Orange

Turner's Dwarf Mock Orange

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Turner's Dwarf Mock Orange (Pittosporum tobira 'Turner's Dwarf') at Roger's Gardens

Turner's Dwarf Mock Orange foliage

Turner's Dwarf Mock Orange foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7b

Other Names:  Japanese Pittosporum


A dwarf variety that is slow growing and stays very compact and round with little pruning; emerging foliage is yellow-green, maturing to sea-green with creamy white edges; perfect for a low hedge, or a geometrical accent in the garden

Ornamental Features

Turner's Dwarf Mock Orange features dainty clusters of fragrant white flowers at the ends of the branches from late spring to early summer. It has attractive bluish-green foliage edged in creamy white which emerges chartreuse in spring. The glossy oval leaves are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Turner's Dwarf Mock Orange is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which should be used to full effect.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Turner's Dwarf Mock Orange is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Turner's Dwarf Mock Orange will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features