Osmanthus x fortunei
ORIGIN: Garden Origin.
Original species (O. heterophyllus x O. fragrans) native to
Taiwan and other parts of Eastern Asia.
USDA PLANT HARDINESS ZONE: 7-10
SOIL: Moderately Moist/Well Drained
EXPOSURE: Full Sun - Part Shade
GENERAL HABIT: Evergreen shrub, 15-20 ft, (4.5-6 m),
dense, oval rounded. Fairly slow growing.
FOLIAGE: Leave opposite arrangement, leathery, dull,
glossy deep green. Spiny-serrated margins in juvenile leaves
and entire as it matures.
FLOWER: Axillary, cream-white flowers are deliciously
scented and flower in fall.
An excellent substitute for Osmanthus fragrans, which is not
fully hardy in the Pacific Northwest. Highly recommended, but
somewhat rare in the trade. Form currently growing in
Landwave is a hardy selection from Washington Part
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