Pittosporum Tobira 'Variegata' Variegata
Variegata is the small, shrubby version of Pittosporum Tobira ; it has light-green leaves bordered in creamy white that make any setting look fuller, prettier, more "designed."
Variegata grows to about 5 feet, usually less, and almost as wide, making it the perfect "fill-in" plant under trees or near foundations, where it will cover bare patches of earth. Its bi-color leaves catch the light and bring cheery, shimmery brightness to shadows.
It does well in partial shade and looks particularly handsome when grouped with Nandina domestica and Liriope muscari . Variegata is often used as a hedge, but by itself, in full sun, it is easily overlooked and undervalued, the winking leaves overpowered by glare.