Close up of variegated Variegatus Osmanthus foliage

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‘Variegatus’

False Holly

Osmanthus heterophyllus

'Variegatus'

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

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)
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.