Cream de Mint®, Pittosporum
Cream de Mint® is a shapely compact, tidy shrub with nice tight multi-stemmed foliage. Cream de Mint® is a form of Pittosporum tobira. It is related to Miss Muffett®, but is however a little slower growing with smaller and finer leaves. It has a beautifully rounded form and attractive variegated foliage.
Cream de Mint® makes an excellent feature or edging plant. Planted en masse about 1 metre apart a great effect of mounds of plants to give a really formal effect can be achieved. A companion planting of Nandina Gulf Stream behind the rows of Cream de Mint® looks stunning and requires very little up-keep. Cream de Mint® is ideal for around pools as they do not shed leaves outside of the plant which as we all know make work when they blow into the pool.
Cream de Mint® grows more compact when grown in full sun but also looks handsome in partly shaded gardens. Cream de Mint® will grow in most areas of Australia except for the very dry and the very cold areas. Relatively trouble-free plant that with good drainage will grow in all areas and tolerate light frost.
Lightly shear Cream de Mint® at any time of the year to maintain its tufted form. Fertilise in Spring and early Autumn.