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Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Variegatus’

False holly

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to November
  • Height3m
  • Growth HabitUpright round
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourVariegated cream and green

Description

Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Variegatus’ (False holly). The leaves are sometimes toothed like holly leaves, It can grow to a height and spread 4.5m, The inconspicuous white flowers are produced in early summer.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Holly olive, Chinese holly

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Hedging, specimen. Autumn interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You should plant in rich, well-drained soil in a sheltered position in either sun or partial-shade.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or cuttings or by layering.

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