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Pittisporum Variegated Hedge Shrub Foundation Plant 4 Inch Pot


Size: 4 Inch Diameter Pot

One (1)Mature, well rooted starter size plant growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot. Plant will be a minimum of about 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

Pittisporum variegatum or Variegated Pitt is a dense, tight growing, broadleafed, evergreen shrub with dense, compact growth habit and moderate rate of growth.

It has large, thick, gray green and cream variegated, whorled, elongated oval leaves with a leathery texture, and blooms in terminal sprays of sweetly fragrant white to cream single flowers in the Spring.

The most common use for this easy to grow and interesting plant is as a hedge, screen, boundary, or backdrop in tiered or layered beds as the variegated leaves bring interest through color and texture, even though the flowers are mostly nondescript except for the noteably sweet Spring-time fragrance.

Generally considered cold hardy within zones 8, 9, and 10, Variegated Pitt performs well in full sun to lightly shaded environments in zones 8 and 9, but generally does best when lightly sheltered from direct hot afternoon sun further South into Zone 10. It is frequently grown as a houseplant in colder zones. The long branches and interesting variegated color pattern make excellent filler and accents for floral arrangements.


Botanical Name Pittisporum variegatum
Common Name Variegated Pitt
Plant Family Pittosporaceae
Mature Size 4 to 5 feet
Bloom Color Nondescript white
Bloom Form Small 5 petaled single
Bloom Time Spring
Zone 8, 9, 10* (Protect from direct sun in Zone 10)
Fragrance Yes
Key Features Pretty interesting foliage, fragrance
Suggested Uses Hedge, Accent, Transition, House Plant, Potted Plant, Fill For Floral Arrangements
Grower Notes  

For the best results with Variegated Pittisporum within it's recommended Zone Range of 8, 9, and 10:

Direct planting of 4 inch starter size plants is not recommended, so for the best results with your new plant, we recommend it be repotted and allowed to grow larger before setting out in the landscape within the recommended USDA Zone range.

  • Plant in fertile well draining, slightly acidic soil soil in the full sun. Amend with high quality organic material as needed.
  • Locate in full sun to very lightly dappled shade.
  • Provide supplemental irrigation.
  • Feed a good quality, slow release, bloom boosting fertilize with the initial planting and twice yearly in the early Spring and early Fall thereafter. 
  • Supplement with a water soluble plant food in between feeding.
  • Prune lightly and often when young to encourage branching and after flowering to promote uniform shape and control size.
  • Protect from frost and freeze.



  • Model: PITT-VARI-SHR-04S
  • Shipping Weight: 2lbs
  • 0 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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