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Osmanthus x fortunei

Common Name(s):
Fortune's osmanthus, Fortune's tea olive
Cultivar(s):
Fruitlandii
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; excellent for screening

Height:
15-20 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple, leathery, lustrous, medium to dark green leaves; 2.5-4 in. long; 10-12 spine-tipped teeth on each side
Flower:
Small white fragrant flowers in fall
Zones:
7 to 10
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to shade; prefers fertile, moist, well-drained, acidic soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Oval, compact, dense shrub; haystack form
Width:
15-20 ft.
Tags:
fragrant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1692

Osmanthus x fortunei Osmanthus x fortunei 'Fruitlandii' as hedge
Photo by Phillip Merritt, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Osmanthus x fortunei Osmanthus x fortunei leaf detail
Photo by Phillip Merritt, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0