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Osmanthus americanus /Devilwood

Osmanthus americanus  / Osmanthus americanus
Foliage of this native shrub
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Foliage of this native shrub

This shrub makes an excellent evergreen understory species for tall growing trees

Flowers and foliage


Small white flowers in spring followed by dark blue berries in fall

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Scientific Name: Osmanthus americanus
Common Name: Devilwood
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Blue, Purple, Black
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: The small blooms are amazingly fragrant. This slow growing small tree or large shrub grows in a wide variety of soils and needs no special care.