Holly Olive (Osmanthus heterophyllus)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6 to 10 feet in cultivation, in native habitat it can attain heights to 25 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 8 feet or more
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: Dark blue to black drupe
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What am I? Wild plant found. by PamelaLynn77 Oct 1, 2017 11:09 AM 6
what is the name of this plant? by mounir Aug 17, 2016 7:46 PM 28

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