Osmanthus x fortunei
Oleaceae


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.

COMMENTS:
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
Arboretum.
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