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Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Rotundifolius'

Roundleaf False Holly

Osmanthus

Comments

To the untrained eye, this looks like a holly with its spiny, lustrous leaves, but it's related to lilac and privet; with its rounded, dwarf habit, it's great for bonsai, containers and small spaces; it is covered with fragrant, white trumpet flowers

Description

To the untrained eye, this looks like a holly with its spiny, lustrous leaves, but it's related to lilac and privet; with its rounded, dwarf habit, it's great for bonsai, containers and small spaces; it is covered with fragrant, white trumpet flowers

Landscape Attributes

Roundleaf False Holly is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Roundleaf False Holly is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;Hedges/Screening;General Garden Use;Topiary

Planting & Growing

Roundleaf False Holly will grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

6b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

5 feet

5 feet

rich

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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