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Osmanthus aquifolium - Holly Olive

Osmanthus x Fortunei Osmanthus x fortunei commonly known as ‘Fortune’s Osmanthus’ is a hybrid Osmanthus that originates from Japan. Osmanthus x fortunei is a cross between Osmanthus heterophyllus (small, spiky leaves) and Osmanthus fragrans (large, leathery leaves) creating a small multistemmed tree with sharply serrated, deep green, glossy, leathery leaves.

Plant Profile

Name: Osmanthus aquifolium

Common Name: Holly Olive

Family: Oleaceae

Height: 4-8m

Width: 4-8m

Demands: Sheltered exposure, south or west facing, full to partial sun

Soil: Well drained soil and will tolerate most soil types

Foliage: Evergreen, Broad– ovate leaf

Flowers: White / Fragrant

Osmanthus x fortunei info sheet