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Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Hamakita Shirofu'

Hamakita Shirofu Variegated False Holly

Osmanthus

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This cultivar is similar in looks to holly, but it's actually related to lilac and privet; beautiful cream variegated, dark blue-green leaves are quite ornamental; flowers are subtle, but extremely fragrant, blooming in the fall; more adaptable than holly

Description

This cultivar is similar in looks to holly, but it's actually related to lilac and privet; beautiful cream variegated, dark blue-green leaves are quite ornamental; flowers are subtle, but extremely fragrant, blooming in the fall; more adaptable than holly

Landscape Attributes

Hamakita Shirofu Variegated False Holly is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen perennial with a shapely oval form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cut back to the ground in late winter before active growth resumes. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Hamakita Shirofu Variegated False Holly is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;Hedges/Screening;Topiary

Planting & Growing

Hamakita Shirofu Variegated False Holly will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. Although it is technically a woody plant, this slow-growing plant can be expected to behave as a perennial in our climate if planted outdoors over the winter, usually regrowing from its base (crown) the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

6a

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Spread:

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Soil Type:

10 feet

8 feet

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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