How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Pittosporum—Pittosporum spp.
Tobira—P. tobira
Victorian box—P. undulatum
Family Pittosporaceae (Pittosporum family)

Plant identification

Pittosporum species are evergreen trees and shrubs. They can be sheared into hedges, topiaries, small specimen trees, or foundation shrubs. There is much variety in form, leaf color, and growth habit by species.

Optimum conditions for growth

These plants grow in various climatic zones depending upon species. They grow best in full sun to part shade.

Leaves and berries
Leaves and berries of Pittosporum

Pests and disorders of Pittosporum spp.



Environmental disorders




Statewide IPM Program, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California
All contents copyright © 2017 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

For noncommercial purposes only, any Web site may link directly to this page. FOR ALL OTHER USES or more information, read Legal Notices. Unfortunately, we cannot provide individual solutions to specific pest problems. See our Home page, or in the U.S., contact your local Cooperative Extension office for assistance.

Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California

Accessibility   Contact webmaster.