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Osmanthus heterophyllus Purpurea

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B4, Indoor
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B4, Indoor
Size: 17cm
Available: 23
$/Unit (EX GST): $15.06 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $16.56 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Osmanthus heterophyllus Purpurea Purple Holly Osmanthus, False Holly, Holly Olive,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Shrub Like

An attractive evergreen shrub with small, dark green foliage with purple new growth and a slight holly-shape. Throughout Autumn and Winter it is covered in masses of dainty white fragrant flowers. Needs some protection from extreme heat, a partially shaded position is best. Ideal for use as a hedging or screening plant, container specimen or within garden beds. Grows approx. 1.5m tall x 1.5m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Grows best in good quality soils with high amounts of organic matter. Whilst establishing will require protection from extreme weather and the hot summer sun. Lightly prune after flowering, if making a formal hedge more frequent tip pruning will be required. Plant at 1m spacings for a hedge or screen. Apply fertiliser at the beginning of spring.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Oleaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green, Purple
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Slow
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate