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View USF Tampa Plant Record: Pittosporum tobira

Scientific Name Pittosporum tobira
Common Name Japanese Mock-orange
Family Pittosporaceae
Info Japanese mock-orange is a broadleaf evergreen shrub or small tree native to China and Japan. Popular as an ornamental and landscaping plant, Japanese mock-orange can grow up to 15 ft. but is often maintained as a small shrub (3-4 ft.). The leaves of the Japanese mock-orange are glossy, leathery and grow from 1-5 inches in length. Leaves are alternately arranged and whorled around the stem. Flowers are white, small (0.5 inches), and are clustered at branch tips. Flowers have a scent similar to orange blossoms and thus the reason for the name mock-orange.
Found By Mark Lareau
Date Found 1/30/2015
Native Non-native, landscaped
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