Division of Marketing and Development
Susan Nardizzi, Director
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner
Pittosporum tobira "Varigata" (Pittosporum Family)
12-18 inch long, woody stemmed shrub branching into several 4 inch long, densely compacted foliage. Leaves are milky or grayish-green with raggedly margined creamy-white edges. Also very shiny texture.
Foliage should be clean and waxy in appearance.
Care and Handling
Remove bundle ties and slant cut one inch from stems base. Place stems in 2-3 inches of tepid water. Condition at room temperature for an hour and then place in a 36 degree F cooler.
Use "rosettes" as focal point in designs. The variegation in color adds a beautiful contrast in garlands and table garnishing. Cover floral foam figures for a fresh topiary. Double-cut the stems base into a "V" shape for easy insertion into floral foam. Pittosporum is always a favorite for weddings.