Wednesday, November 24, 2010

'Gotta Get' Gotten

After reading about the dwarf variety Pittosporum Creme De Mint (Pittosporum tobira 'Shima') on the Digging garden blog, I promoted it to my 'Gotta Get' list.  But now I'm getting to remove it from the list - cause I got it!

Prior to finding the plant, I had already selected a spot for it near my garden path that needed some winter foliage and a little pizazz.  I think the Creme De Mint's variegated, evergreen foliage of light green, white & creamy pale yellow definitely fulfills that requirement.

I was able to get one that already measured a couple of feet across and a little over a foot tall, so its already at least halfway to its full size.  It'll receive late morning sun, then dappled shade the remainder of the day (hoping that will be sufficient).

One 'Gotta Get' gotten; so many more to go...


  1. Thanks for the link love, RBell. I'm trying a burgundy-leaf lorepetalum near mine, to make those minty leaves "pop." If you come up with something good to pair it with, let me know.

  2. Pam: That sounds suspiciously like planning...will have to ponder that entire concept.