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    Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf'

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    Wheeler's Dwarf Japanese Pittosporum (7823952478463)
    Wheeler's Dwarf Japanese Pittosporum (7823952478463)
    Wheeler's Dwarf Japanese Pittosporum (7823952478463)

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    Wheeler's Dwarf Japanese Pittosporum

    Wheeler's Dwarf Japanese Pittosporum

    Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf'

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    Mature height
    2-3 ft.
    Mature Width
    4-5 ft.
    Sun exposure
    Sun/Part Sun
    Watering
    Moderate
    Growth Rate
    Moderate
    Grows Well in Zones
    8, 9, 10, 11
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    Description

    Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf' is a dependable, compact evergreen shrub with a natural mounding habit. Valued for its dense, glossy dark green foliage and tidy form, this dwarf Japanese Pittosporum adds harmony and verdant beauty to any garden setting.

    A dwarf variety of Pittosporum tobira, ‘Wheeler’s Dwarf’ only grows up to 3 ft. tall, making it an ideal foundation shrub that frames your home without blocking your view. Its naturally mounded shape is perfect for containers or garden borders. Wheeler’s Dwarf Pittosporum is useful as a low-edging or single shrub. This slow-growing, low-maintenance, dome-shaped shrub may grow 4-5 ft. wide over time but can be easily controlled with a light, annual pruning in late winter.

    Also known as ‘Wheeleri’, Dwarf Mock Orange, or ‘Miss Muffett’, (especially in Australia), Wheeler's Dwarf Japanese Pittosporum is versatile and easy to grow in California’s mild climates in USDA zones 8-11.

    Wheeler’s Dwarf Pittosporum features glossy, dark green, elliptical leaves with margins that curl under. The new growth, the color of green apples, contrasts beautifully with the mature, rich green foliage. It looks best with afternoon shade in hotter inland areas to prevent sun-scorch. Full sun is fine in coastal climates, where it is also relatively drought-tolerant.

    Unlike other Japanese Mock Orange shrubs that regularly bear small, orange-blossom-scented flowers, Wheeler's Dwarf blooms occasionally and unreliably. This dwarf Japanese Pittosporum is grown for its perfect compact growth habit and shiny foliage, which are resistant to most insect and disease problems.

    The vibrant green foliage of Pittosporum tobira 'Wheeler's Dwarf' adds a lively touch to the garden, while its natural mounding habit and compact form create a calm, harmonious setting.

    Plant Care

    Pittosporum 'Wheeler's Dwarf' grows in full sun or partial shade. In hotter, inland areas, it looks best with afternoon shade which will help prevent sun-scorch. Full sun is fine in coastal climates.

    Plant in well-draining soil. Water regularly during the first year to help build a strong root system; reduce frequency once established. Pittosporums do not tolerate soggy soils. Wheeler’s Dwarf is relatively drought-tolerant in coastal climates.

    Fertilize and lightly prune in late winter or early spring, before the new growth appears. Frequent and/or hard pruning can spoil Wheeler Dwarf’s natural mounding shape.

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