Scientific Name Osmanthus heterophyllus
Common Name Hollyleaf Osmanthus
Hardiness Zone (6) 7 to 9
Size 8 to 10' tall with less width
Growth Rate Slow - 4 to 6' in 10 years
Exposure Full sun to partial shade - afternoon shade particularly
Group Shrub-Evergreen
Characteristics Opposite, simple leaf, very spiny and jagged. Folds back at tip. Very dark green leaves but new foliage is a lighter colour.
Fragrant white flower in Autumn, often hidden by the leaves.
Landscape Uses Good hedge, screen or barrier.
Withstands heavy pruning