Scientific Name: Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Tricolor' Form: Oval - vertical
Common Name:variegated osmanthus, false holly Texture:Medium
Family Name:OleaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen Mature Size (ht. X w.):3 - 5m x 3 - 4m
Origin: Garden origin, S.E. Asia / Japan / China Hardiness Zone:Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Leathery, Prickly, Glabrous, Lustrous, Obovate, Oblanceolate, Elliptic, Dentate, Spinose
Flowers: Flowers clustered, White, Sep- Oct
Fruit: Drupe, Black, Blue, Nov
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Winter interest
Key ID Features:Leaves oblanceolate to ovate-elliptic, leathery, glossy, sharply toothed, light green with yellow/pinkish tinge when new, dark green mature leaves/yellow variegation; flowers white, fragrant, clusters, tubular, in fall, about 5 mm wide.