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Osmanthus americanus

Common Name(s):
Wild olive, Devilwood
Categories:
Native Plants, Shrubs, Trees
Comment:

Attracts birds; very strong wood; often multitrunked; open loose habit; fruit attracts birds; very strong wood; native to southeastern US; drought tolerant once established

Height:
15-25 ft.
Foliage:
Opposite, simple, leathery, dark olive green leaves; 2-5 in. long; yellow-green winter color in sun; spineless
Flower:
Panicle of creamy white flowers in early spring; fragrant; 0.5 dark blue-purple fruit in fall on female plants
Zones:
6-9
Habit:
Evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil conditions
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Often multitrunked; open, loose habit
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil conditions
Fruit:
Creamy white flowers in early spring; fragrant; dark blue fruit
Leaf:
2 to 4.5 in. opposite, simple dark green leaves
Tags:
evergreen

NCCES plant id: 513

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