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botanical name:
Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Variegatus'
Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Variegatus' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  False Holly
synonyms:  Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Argenteomarginatus'
family:  Oleaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 2.00m
width: 2.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: white & green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: black
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: 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.

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