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Japanese mock-orange

Pittosporum tobira

Description:

Japanese mock-orange is an evergreen shrub or a tree with simple, leathery leaves and small, wonderfully fragrant, 5-petalled flowers, followed by spherical, woody fruits splitting to reveal seeds embedded in sticky pulp. Its leaves are leathery, glossy, hairless and darker and on the upper surfaces. Japanese mock-orange is dense, broad and grows slowly.

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4 Comments

hayde
hayde 9 years ago

Winters in Poland can be harsh, but I just loved this plant :) I will try with a flower pot...

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 9 years ago

I was able to grow it in the South West of England where the climate is quite mild. If you are living in a cold area then I would suggest that you grow one in a container so that you can give it protection in the winter : )

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

common name is " Japanese Mock Orange"
Mock Orange.maybe because the flowers resemble those of an orange tree?

hayde
hayde 9 years ago

Thanks a million Viv! I enjoyed the scent so much, I wonder if I can plant it in my garden...

hayde
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hayde

Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur, Tromelin Island

Spotted on May 3, 2012
Submitted on May 9, 2012

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