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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

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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.

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  • 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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