Green Japanese Cheesewood

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    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

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6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

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Scientific Name: Pittosporum tobira

Common Names: Green Japanese Cheesewood, Japanese Mock Orange

Overview: The Green Japanese Cheesewood, scientifically known as Pittosporum tobira, is a resilient and evergreen shrub native to Japan. It’s admired for its glossy, leathery foliage that maintains a lush, green appearance throughout the year. It showcases a striking display of small, fragrant white flowers during the late spring, which later develop into ornamental, yellowish-brown fruits. The scent of its blossoms is sweet, often likened to orange blossoms, making it a popular choice for gardens. Reaching heights of up to 15 feet, it provides excellent privacy and windbreak. Green Japanese Cheesewood thrives in full sun to partial shade and requires well-drained soil. It’s a perfect choice for gardeners looking for low-maintenance, high-impact plants, ideal for hedging, border planting, or standalone specimens.

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Wonderfully Fragrant and Carefree

The Japanese Cheesewood is an evergreen shrub native to Japan, Korea and China. Sometimes called the Japanese Mock Orange, these ornamentals have oval leaves that curl under. A cluster of ethereal flowers burst forth from the ends of its branches. These flower branches are so pretty, they’re often used in floral arrangements.

Hardy enough to grow indoors or out, the Japanese Cheesewood prefers partial sun, and sandy, well drained soil. The shrub tolerates drought and increased salinity, so you’ll often spot the Japanese Cheesewood along the coast.

Caring for your Japanese Cheesewood

Known for being relatively easy to care for, this plant can be a great addition to a variety of landscapes, but as with any plant, specific care instructions should be followed to ensure it thrives.


Once your plant is established, the Japanese Cheesewood is drought-tolerant, which means it can withstand periods of dryness. However, it’s best not to let the soil become completely dry. Water deeply once a week, or more frequently during particularly hot, dry periods. When watering, aim to soak the soil to the root level. Overwatering can cause root rot, so it’s important to allow the soil to dry out a bit between waterings.


The Japanese Cheesewood isn’t a heavy feeder. Applying a general-purpose, slow-release fertilizer in early spring and late summer should suffice. Use the fertilizer according to package instructions, scattering it around the base of the plant and watering it in thoroughly. The nutrients will promote vibrant foliage and help support flowering.


Pruning helps to maintain the shape and size of your Japanese Cheesewood and encourages healthy growth. Since the plant naturally has a dense, rounded habit, minimal pruning is needed. The best time to prune is in early spring, before the new growth starts. Use sharp, clean pruning shears to remove dead or damaged branches, and to shape the plant as desired. Be cautious not to over-prune as this can stress the plant and potentially lead to disease.

Pest and Disease Control

The Japanese Cheesewood is generally resistant to most pests and diseases, but it can occasionally fall prey to issues like aphids or scale insects. If you notice any signs of pests, like honeydew residue or curling leaves, consider using a horticultural oil or insecticidal soap to treat the plant. Root rot can be a problem if the plant is overwatered or if the soil doesn’t drain well. Ensure the soil dries out between watering sessions and that your plant is not sitting in water.


If you want to propagate your Japanese Cheesewood, it can be done using semi-ripe cuttings taken in late summer or early autumn. The cuttings should be about 4-6 inches long, cut just below a leaf node. Dip the cut end in rooting hormone, then plant it in a pot filled with a mixture of peat and perlite. Keep the cutting in a warm, humid environment until roots develop, then transplant to a larger pot or to the ground.

Additional information


10a, 10b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Partial Sun

Mature Height

6 ft – 30 ft


6 ft – 10 ft

2 reviews for Green Japanese Cheesewood

  1. Kim F. (verified owner)

    Fantastic experience overall. Plant arrived in great condition. Communication from Plantvine leading up to the delivery was exceptional. Very satisfied.

  2. Mariana Greene (verified owner)

    The shrub arrived in great condition. There was even dirt still covering the rootball.

  3. Mexico

    What size is the extra large?

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Why others chose the Green Japanese Cheesewood

Shiny green leaves, heavenly fragrance!

Landscape architect recommended for its beauty of foliage and its flower fragrance.