Pittosporum tobira 'Nanum'

2 litre pot £24.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy Pittosporum tobira 'Nanum' Japanese mock orange: Great for the mixed border

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

    This compact, rounded evergreen shrub is covered in honey-scented, creamy-white flowers in late spring and early summer, while its lustrous deep green leaves, which form a neat bushy mound, will add year round structure and interest. In milder areas it's perfect for a sunny patio or an enclosed courtyard garden, while it's a must for a sunny sub-tropical setting or a warm coastal site. In frost-prone areas plant close to a south or west-facing wall, or grow it in a pot and move it to a sheltered spot when the temperatures drop.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. To thin or reduce growth prune in mid-spring and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant. Offer protection during the worst of the winter weather.

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A pittosporum tibia nana has just been planted but some of the leaves are yellowing with occasional irregular brown spots. What does the plant need to be fully back to health?


Thank you for your question. This sounds like a little dose of leaf spot which is an airborne fungus that is very common at this time of year and the autumn. A fungicidal spray at the correct dose will reduce the effects though probably best done as soon as it is noticed. The plant will recover and I would advise a tonic such as a liquid seaweed fertiliser or similar to bolster vigour. It is mostly cosmetic but if you have any concerns then please contact us at: https://www.crocus.co.uk/contact/ with a few pics and your order no. and we can take a look for you.


Hello, I think the size guide diagram may be wrong for this plant. I've only seen them grow up to 60cm or so in the nanum variety.


Thanks for letting us know - we have now changed it on the website.


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