After previously selling me several pittosporums for a new flower bed I created, the garden shop's elderly gentleman employee informed me today that planting them where they would receive unfiltered, direct hot afternoon sunlight was a mistake. He said it would scorch them. I was under the impression that these plants tolerated and even thrived in hot climates in full sun. My neighbor has several in direct all day sunlight and hers are huge. I told the man this and his reply was that she might have better soil than me. Is it just me or would the issue of soil quality not apply in this case of light issues? Maybe he doesn't know what he is talking about, but he's good at convincing me that he knows what he is talking about. Any help here? I live in zone 8. This is the type of pittosporum that is green and waxy leafed, not variegated. Supposed to get about 5-6 ft tall.
P.S. My loropetalums are on the same side of the house also
receiving hot afternoon sun and they aren't scorched. Quite the contrary, they are growing great!
Thanks for any advice, it is appreciated. I am a novice gardener.