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Osmanthus heterophyllus Variegata

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Osmanthus heterophyllus Variegata Variegated 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, holly-like dark green and white variegated foliage. 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. 2.5m H x 2m W.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Hedging / Screening, Park And Gardens, Topiary / Espalier, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

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

Family Name: Origin:
Olacaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green, White, Variegated
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: Yes
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