Close up of variegated Variegatus Osmanthus foliage


False Holly

Osmanthus heterophyllus


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Close up of variegated Variegatus Osmanthus foliage
  • Variegated foliage
  • Evergreen
  • Fragrant

Clean green and white variegation make this handsome evegreen 'Variegatus' osmanthus at home in formal or informal settings. Autumn brings small white flowers that emit a sweet fragrance. Can be shaped as desired, in production and in the landscape

USDA Zone 7 - 9 (-5°F/-20°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 6 - 12'

Width 6 - 12'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Evergreen

Bloom Time Fall

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Variegated

Liner Sizes 4"

Soil Requires moist, well-drained, acidic soil.

Pruning Avoid cutting into thick woody stems when pruning. Prune to shape in spring if desired.

Uses Specimen, mass plantings, edging.

Growing Tips In colder parts of its hardiness range, plant in a protected site to prevent foliage burn.