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Pittosporum Mock Orange 180MM

Pittosporum ‘Mock Orange’ – 180MM

I am Mock Orange. My family originated from China and Japan

Botanic Name: Pittosporum tobira ‘Nanum’

Mounding – Compact Dwarf Form

I am a dwarf growing, very compact, cultivar of the Japanese Mock Orange. I have attractive leathery, glossy and broad dark-green leaves held in whorls. My blooms are small heads of creamy-white highly scented flowers during summer. Tolerant of salt and performing well in soils except those that are consistently waterlogged makes me a good choice for exposed locations and coastal conditions. I naturally have a dense and compact form but respond well to being clipped making me ideal for formal hedges and topiary. My compact size works well in pots and containers.

Full Sun to Part Shade (4+ hours of direct sun)
Height: 0.8m Width: 1.2m
(Can be kept trimmed to Height: 0.8m Width: 0.8m)
I need minimal water once established
Fragrant blooms
I will happily grow in most soils except those that are constantly water logged
I am popular and will make you happy because…
My compact habit makes me ideal for borders, in pots, containers and small gardens
I produce small heads of highly fragrant white fading to cream blooms in summer
I am incredibly hardy, salt tolerant and rarely affected by pests and diseases

    Plant me:

  • in pots and other containers
  • in garden beds and general landscaping
  • in fragrant and sensory gardens
  • as a screening hedge

Tips for success…

I develop good form without pruning but respond well to being clipped suiting me to formal hedges and topiary
Plant me 80cm apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Plant family: Pittoraceae
Other names: Japanese Mock Orange

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What is the Small Spaces™ Collection

No matter how Narrow & Small your modern urban space is, you can create a lush & colourful garden or courtyard.

Combine the habits of Upright, Mounding & Trailing for easy colourful arrangements in pots, containers or garden beds.

Available in 140mm, 180mm and 200mm pots

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Upright - Mounding - Trailing

A simple recipe to create professional-looking plants and garden designs

By having the plants divided in the three types, Upright, Mounding or Trailing, we remove the intimidation factor to create your own gardening designs.

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Upright plants

Also called thrillers, are the big, bold focal point, the centerpiece plant for your design. This plant provides an eye-catching vertical element.

You first select your Upright plant, which usually will be the tallest plants, and the starting point of your design.
Then, when is time to plant, the Upright plant goes in the center if your pot that will be viewed from all sides.
You planted in the back of a pot, or the back of a garden bed, depending on your focal point.

A great upright choice is tall ornamental grasses such as purple fountain grass or liriopes. You can find them under our Mighty Tuff® collection. Or you can use anigozanthos from our Nature's Nectar®.
Small Spaces offers a collection of flowering plants ideal to use as thrillers, such are Cannas, Alstroemerias, Mandevilleas or you can even use some dwarf pittosporums

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Mounding plants

Also called fillers, are mid-size, mounding, or rounded plants that surround and complement but not overwhelm the upright plant and fill the space in the planter or garden. You can use one filler or opt for two or three different plants in your container or garden design. Pick colours that complement your Upright Plant, or different textures, like a round-leaved mounding plant with a spiky Upright plant.

Often, they help by hiding the bare knees, the less interesting stems or stalks of the Upright plants

The difficult part is selecting the plant from so many choices, but a few suggestions include: cupheas, salvias, scaevolas, pelargoniums, etc.

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Trailing plants

Also called spillers, are splashy plants that cascade and tumble over the sides of containers or cascaiding down a wall .

Even though the main rule of this plants is to sprawl over the side of the pots, sometimes it's fun to unify a composition by training a few tendrils of a Trailing plant to climb into and through both the Mounding and Upright plants.

You can use some of this varieties as Trailing plants: ajugas, campanulas, lotus Red Flash, lobelias, Veronica Oxford Blue, etc.

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