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OSMANTHUS heterophyllus
Holly Olive, Holly Osmanthus


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:: Oleaceae :: OSMANTHUS :: heterophyllus
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Main asset

Small very strong shrub, easy to grow in a border or low hedge, ball-shaped, in the ground as in pot.


Prune slightly to keep a compact form at the end of winter, mulch the first years in cold regions.

Evergreen shrub of Japanese origin, compact rounded habit, slow growth. The oval leaves are shiny dark green, with yellowish reverse, a little thorny on young shoots. In September appear bouquets of small white tubular flowers, very fragrant.

  • Uses: Monospecific low hedges, borders, topiaries, pots

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: round
  • Height: 3 m x 3 m (10 ft x 10 ft)
  • Growth: slow to medium
  • Flowering period: September-October

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: oval
  • Foliage colour: dark green
  • Flowers shape: tubular
  • Flowers colour: white
  • Parfum : yes


  • Soil type: all
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 15 °C (5 °F - USDA zone 7b)