Japanese mock orange is a large broadleaf evergreen shrub native to eastern Asia. Its dense branches bear whorls of glossy, leathery, oval leaves. Terminal clusters of creamy-white, bell-shaped, sweetly fragrant flowers appear in spring, followed by orange pea-sized fruit that opens to reveal red seeds.
Japanese mock orange prefers sun or partial shade and moist, fertile, well drained soil. It is highly salt tolerant.
Use it in unsheared hedges, foundation plantings, or as a feature plant. It also makes a good container plant for the garden or greenhouse. (info source: Learn2Grow.com)
Genus - Pittosporum
Species - Tobira
Common name - Japanese Cheeswood
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 8 - 12
Height - 2'-15' / 0.60 - 5 m
Spread - 2'-15' / 0.60 - 5 m
Plant type - Shrub
Vegetation type - Evergreen
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Slow
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral
Soil type - Loam, Sand, Well Drained
Water requirements - Drought tolerant, average water
Landscape uses - Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break
Germination rate - 84%
Bloom season - Spring
Leaf / Flower color - Dark Green / White
|Germination||1. Soak for a few hours in a warm water.|
2. Place the seed in a plastic bag with a little compost. Place the bag in a refrigerator for about eight weeks.
3. Place the seeds in a bag, expel the air and seal it. Place the bag in a bowl of boiling water for a few seconds.
4. Fill a pot with potting compost and plant the seeds at a depth of 1/16 inch. Leave the pot in a light place, but out of direct sunlight, at a temperature of around 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep the soil moist but avoid over-watering. Seedlings should begin to sprout between 30 and 60 days after planting. (info source: eHow.com)