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False Holly Osmanthus heterophyllus

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Description

Drought and heat tolerant with a moderate growth rate. It can be severely pruned; makes a good screen; fragrant when in bloom; several cultivars available.

Wildlife Value: Particularly resistant to damage by deer.

Form: Dense, upright, oval to rounded shrub

 

Cultivars:
  • 'Goshiki' - green and gold variegated
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#heat tolerant#cpp#deer resistant#screens
Cultivars:
  • 'Goshiki' - green and gold variegated
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#heat tolerant#cpp#deer resistant#screens
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Osmanthus
    Species:
    heterophyllus
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Occasionally Wet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Flower Description:
    Small, white flowers in fall; bluish purple-black drupes
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    lustrous dark green leaves; 1-2.5 in. long; spiny pointed
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer