Variegated pittosporum

  • Variegated pittosporum
  • Variegated pittosporum
  • Variegated pittosporum


Elegance and charm in our gardens

Variegated Pittosporum, a variety of Pittosporum tobira or Japanese Pittosporum also on show at our four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette ®, is a plant that dazzles with its beauty and elegance. Native to Asia and the Pacific regions, this shrubby plant is prized for its variegated leaves, whose subtle blend of green and cream adds a dash of sophistication to every garden.

The word “Pittosporum” comes from the Greek pitta meaning “resin” and “spora” meaning “seed”, in reference to the resin-coated seeds found in its fruits – a characteristic observed by the first botanists who examined the plant.

Delightfully versatile

In addition to its visual appeal, Variegated Pittosporum is much appreciated for its versatility. It can be used as a hedge plant, to add interesting texture and colour to every landscaped area. What’s more, its delicate scent makes it an excellent choice for fragrant gardens and outdoor spaces where people like to relax and enjoy nature. With its distinctive beauty, versatility and hardiness, it adds a touch of refinement to our green spaces.

Variegated Pittosporum is also valued for its resistance to urban environments, including pollution and impoverished soils. It is therefore a popular choice for city parks and green spaces that face environmental challenges. You will almost certainly come across it during your strolls in our many Coins de Paradis ® (Corners of Paradise) – the must-see places in the Var, French Riviera-Côte d’Azur and surrounding region we love sharing with our campers!


Latin name :Pittosporum tenuifolium Variegatum
Family :Pittosporaceae
Genus :Pittosporum
Species :tenuifolium
Variety :Variegatum
Color :Pale green leaves, edged with creamy white
Origin :Asia
Foliage :Evergreen
Port :Compact, rounded bush
Height :2,50 m
Flowering :May
Variegated pittosporum

Did you know?

Variegated Pittosporum is much appreciated by florists, who use it to adorn their flower arrangements.