Scientific Name: Osmanthus decorus
Common Name: lance leaf osmanthus
Family Name: Oleaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Mature Size: 3 - 5m x 4 - 5m (height x width)
Habit: Dense
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Hedge row, Screening, Tall background, Wind break
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Leathery, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Lustrous, Lanceolate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers clustered, White, Apr
Fruit: Drupe, Blue, Black, Jun
Key ID Features:
Leaves opposite, leathery, dark green, lance-shape to elliptic, most 8-12cm long x 2-3.5cm wide, apex acute; flowers white, tubular corolla with four petal lobes, in dense auxillary clusters; fruit ellipsoid, blue-black, 10-15mm long.