Scientific Name: Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Variegatus' Form: Round
Common Name:variegated holly osmanthusTexture:Medium
Family Name:OleaceaeHabit: Upright, Dense
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen Mature Size (ht. X w.):3 - 5m x 4 - 5m
Origin: Garden origin, S.E. Asia / Japan / China Hardiness Zone:Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Leathery, Prickly, Glabrous, Lustrous, Elliptic, Oblong, Ovate, Entire, Incised
Flowers: Flowers clustered, White, Sep- Oct
Fruit: Drupe, Blue, Black, Sep- Oct- Nov
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Sheltered
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Hedge row, Mixed shrub border, Topiary
Key ID Features:Large evergreen shrub; leaves opposite, variegated greyish-green and cream-like, with large spines (look like a variegated Ilex aquifolium except Ilex has alternate leaves).