Scientific Name Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Variegatus'
Common Name Variegated False Holly
Hardiness Zone (6) 7 to 9
Size 8 to 10' tall with less width - after many years
Growth Rate Slow
Exposure Full sun to partial shade - less burn than other cultivars
Group Shrub-Evergreen
Characteristics Opposite, simple leaf, very spiny and jagged. - but not so much as the species. Green with white margins.
Dense shrub.
Less cold hardy than the species.
Landscape Uses Good hedge, screen or barrier.
Dirr considers this shrub to be "quite handsome" - praise indeed!