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Variegated Pittosporum Common Name: Variegated Pittosporum

Botanical Name: Pittosporum tobira "Varigata" (Pittosporum Family)

Description: 12" to 18" long, woody stemmed shrub branching into several 4" long, densely compacted foliage. Leaves are milky or greyish-green with raggedly margined creamy-white edges. Also very shiny texture.

Seasonal Availability: Year-round

Vase Life: 10 - 14 days

Purchasing Hints: 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 tepid, 2" - 3" water. Condition at room temperature for an hour and then place in a 36F degree cooler.

Design Tips: 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.
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Where to find Variegated Pittosporum:


Albin Hagstrom & Son, Inc.
Alpha Fern Company
Bill Newbold Ferneries
Bryan Groves- Fern Division
C.W. Peterson Ferneries
Charles S. Murphy Fernery, Inc.
Custom Cut Foliage
East Forest Ferns
Ed Davis
Emporia Farms
Evergreen Ferneries
Fancy Foliage, Inc.
Florida Fern & Greens
Flowertree Nursery, Inc.
Forest Grove Ferneries
Freeman Greenlund Ferneries
Gator Greens Co.
Grandview Greenhouses
Green Acres Fernery & Citrus , Inc.
Greens Direct
H & H Greens
Heritage Fine Foliage
Hopkins Quality Foliage, Inc.

Hunter Fern Company
Lake Ferns, Inc.
Lake George Ferns, Inc.
Lars Hagstrom Ferneries
Lawrence Farms, Inc.
Lemuel Herring Ferneries
Markalee Blackwelder Fern
Neal Carper Ferneries
Pridgeon Ferneries, Inc.
Raiford G. Hagstrom
Richard Hagstrom Ferneries
Robert F. Greenlund Ferneries
Robert Stone Ferneries
Ron Puckett-Floral Tip Ferns
Ronald Jones Ferneries
Ronald E. Clifton Ferneries
Rusty Harper Ferneries
Sun State Ferneries, Inc.
Trivett & Sons
Underhill Ferneries
Victor A. Powell Ferneries
W.F.R., Inc.
Warner Ferneries

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