Mojo Dwarf Pittosporum


2-3 ft.



I. General Information

  • Common name: Mojo Pittosporum, Japanese mock orange
  • Scientific name/Botanical name: Pittosporum tobira ‘CNI Three’
  • Family name: Pittosporaceae
  • Growing Zones: Zones 7-10
  • Mature Height: 3 Feet
  • Mature Width: 3 Feet
  • Sunlight: Part Sun To Shade
  • Uses: Mojo Pittosporum prefers a well-drained loose soil and full sun to partial shade. Excellent salt tolerance makes it a perfect choice for use in coastal gardens.

II. Identification

  • Bloom period: Spring, April-May
  • Flower color: Orange

III. Description

Pittosporum tobira is an attractive evergreen shrub in the Pittosporaceae family. It is a tough durable shrub that can withstand severe pruning, is drought, heat and salt spray tolerant.

Plus, the Mojo Dwarf is known for its versatility. Because it’s resistant to deer, as well as tolerant to drought, salt and a variety of soil types, you can plant this eye-catching evergreen anywhere, from streets to fence borders or privacy hedging along your property border. And since it’s a smaller, more manageable dwarf size, it fits into nearly any space.

Planting & Care

1. Planting: The Mojo Dwarf Pittosporum is easy to grow – simply select a location with well-drained soil and 4 to 8 hours of sunlight per day, along with some shade. After selecting your area, dig a hole that’s two or three times the width of your shrub’s root ball. Then, place your Mojo Pittosporum before back filling the soil and watering to settle its roots. Mulching after planting is beneficial to preserve moisture.


2. Watering: Water regularly during the first growing season, about once per week or when your Dwarf Pittosporum’s surrounding soil is dry. Check for soil dryness about 2 to 3 inches down – if the soil is dry, it’s time to water. However, once the plant is established, watering frequency may be reduced.

3. Fertilizing: Apply a well-balanced fertilizer yearly in late spring.

4. Pruning: Prune your Mojo Dwarf Pittosporum annually after it blooms during spring for a tidier, neater appearance.



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