Simply prune to the shape and size you require. If you do want to prune your Pittosporum the best times are between April and July. If you prune them later in year the new foliage which grows as a response to pruning may be damaged more easily during the winter.
Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘ Golf Ball ‘ is a compact shrub with a rounded shape, and bears small, pale green leaves. It’s ideal for growing against a south-facing wall or as a display in its own right in a gravel garden or container. Alternatively, pair with ornamental grasses or other foliage plants such as choisya.
Provide an inch of water every five to seven days until it has established a strong root system. From then, you should only need to water if the season is particularly dry. Inspect your Pittosporum for leaf damage and rot.
A : Root rot or another fungal disease could be the problem, especially given the heavy rains the past year and a half. This year, plants have been stressed, first by a long, soggy period followed by a horrid hot, dry spell, and now more rainy weather. Root rot can plague pittosporum . Plants can wilt and die .
Provide pittosporums basic care so the plants thrive and remain healthy. Plant the desired variety of pittosporum in well-draining soil exposed to full sunlight or partial shade. Provide the pittosporum plant 1 inch of water every five to seven days so it establishes a deep and extensive root system.
Mock orange may also refer to Pittosporum tobira, which is a specific species of flowering plant in the Pittosporum family. Both plants are listed as safe for gardens in which dogs are allowed to roam. These plants are non- toxic and are listed on several gardening sites as dog -friendly.
A fast growing , erect female tree with dark purplish brown stems and slightly undulate, dark green leaves. It makes a useful hedge or screening plant.
If part of a hedge, keep a distance of around 32 to 40 inches (80 to 100 cm) meters) between pittosporum plants to give each the space it needs.
Use organic fertilizer or a balanced commercial blend to keep your pittosporum healthy. Mulch pittosporum with composted leaves and other organic matter in the spring. Fertilize with a slow-release commercial fertilizer in the spring using a balanced blend, such as 8-8-8.
Its non- invasive root structure prefers free draining soil in a sunny or partly shaded position. This plant is approximately three years old when it reaches the garden centre and will double in size over the next three years growing to a height of 3 metres by 1.5 metres if desired.
You can generally take cuttings at any time of the year but they will “take” much better in the warmer months e.g. late spring or early autumn. Conifers are there exception which are best propagated in winter, as are Pittosporum .