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Osmanthus heterophyllus /Holly Leaf Osmanthus

Osmanthus heterophyllus  / Osmanthus heterophyllus
Holly-like foliage
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Holly-like foliage

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Scientific Name: Osmanthus heterophyllus
Common Name: Holly Leaf Osmanthus
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Fall
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Blue, Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: Has very fragrant flowers in one cycle in fall. A small tree or large shrub with dark green leaves with spines on the leaf margins. This osmanthus lends itself well to pruning and can be used as sheared hedge, barrier plant, it also makes a good screen and can be grown in containers. Prefers acidic soils, but will grow in those slightly on the alkaline side.