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Pittosporum Tobira shaped as a Full Standard Tree. Full Standard is defined as a tree having a long clear stem of at least 1.8 metres tall. Rarely available in these beautiful standard shapes, Pittosporum Tobira is one of our favourite shrubs and is stunning as a standard tree. Its long clear trunk make it perfect for above fence screening or above a wall. The dark evergreen leaves have a tropical appearance and with small highly fragrant creamy/white flowers, this tree is excellent and suitable for all garden aspects.
Originating from China and Japan, Pittosporum Tobira is a slow-growing evergreen tree with leathery yet glossy foliage. In early summer it develops umbels of tiny sweetly scented flowers that ripen into a rich buttery creamy yellow shade and attract all types of pollinators.
How Hardy Is Pittosporum Tobira? Japanese Pittosporum is hardy in coastal and milder parts of UK. It requires shelter from cold drying winds to thrive.
How To Use Pittosporum a Tobira Full Standard Tree This is a slow growing ornamental tree in a full standard shape and suitable for all types of garden. The foliage does not drop, meaning you’ll have colour all year round and no tiresome raking in the autumn. Use Japanese Pittosporum’s dense evergreen foliage to provide a screen from your neighbours above the fence or wall level. A Pittosporum Tobira full standard tree will look stunning set into the lawn where you can grow annual bulbs or ferns beneath their shade.
How To Care For Pittosporum Tobira Japanese Pittosporum full standards need moisture but do not like consistently wet roots. It is best to plant them in chalk, sand or loam soils of any PH. Plant this full standard in a sheltered sunny or partially shady spot for best growth. Trimming once per year will maintain the full standard shape if desired but do this after flowering has finished so you don’t remove the blooms.