I have a pittosporum here and an euonymus. Not sure which variety though. I've never used either one in the landscape and i have room for only one. Which one is more drought tolerant, heat tolerant and cold hardy?enter image description hereenter image description here


In terms of cold, the Euonymus japonicus is hardier; in regard to heat, all I can tell you is that Pittosporum tenuifolium grows well in USDA zones 9-11, and the Euonymus in USDA zones 6-9.

The other thing to take into account is the eventual overall size - Pittosporum tenuifolium can get up to 30 feet, whereas Euonymus fortunei typically reaches between 10 and 13 feet.

  • I would say Pittosporum also grows well in zone 8 May 25 '20 at 15:48
  • There are variegated E. fortunei cultivars that are both harider (zone 4) and shorter (18 in). They also creep can about the landscape, almost as minor groundcovers - for example, plants.oaklandnursery.com/12130001/Plant/6425/…)
    – Jurp
    Sep 21 '20 at 16:15

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