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Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Purpureus' (Purple false holly)

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skill rating
1 hour care
per year
5m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Purpureus'

Other names

Purple false holly

Genus

Osmanthus Osmanthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Purpureus' _ 'Purpureus' is a medium-sized, evergreen shrub with spiny foliage, flushed purple when young, and fragrant, white flowers in late-summer.


Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Purpureus' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers

Habit

Dense, Rounded

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Purpureus' (Purple false holly) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Banks and Slopes, Containers, Foliage only, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in any free-draining soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Purpureus'

Other names

Purple false holly

Genus

Osmanthus Osmanthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Purpureus' _ 'Purpureus' is a medium-sized, evergreen shrub with spiny foliage, flushed purple when young, and fragrant, white flowers in late-summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers

Habit

Dense, Rounded


Colour

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Purpureus' (Purple false holly) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Banks and Slopes, Containers, Foliage only, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in any free-draining soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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