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Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Variegatus'
common name: False Holly
synonyms: Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Argenteomarginatus'
shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: white & green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: black
main season: All Year
full sun, part shade, shade
moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -8°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Dense evergreen with holly-like, glossy variegated leaves of marbled dark green, light green and creamy white. Clusters of small, fragrant, tubular flowers in autumn followed by blue-black berries.
Well drained soil in sun or part shade and a sheltered position. Rather tender.
Can be trimmed and used for hedging and topiary.