Friday, April 08, 2011

Pittosporum tobira

The pittosporum in my yard are blooming and it smells me!  This shrub is an excellent choice for island landscaping.  It can grow well over six feet tall or be kept pruned back for a more compact appearance.
Sometimes called Japanese Mock Orange, the scent resembles that of sweet orange.  Some people find the fragrance too heavy.  Me, on the other hand, I could stand in the yard and take deep breaths of it all day long!

1 comment:

Loui♥ said...

me too..
love the heavenly fragrance..
also love the variegated version..
the leaves are a more olive greenish and creme color..
beautiful landscaping shrub!
clouds are creeping in..
and coffee is growing cold!
enjoy your day..
at least the visibility is excellent on the computer!!
warm sandy hugs..