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Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Variegatus' (Variegated holly olive tree)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Variegatus'

Other names

Variegated holly olive tree

Genus

Osmanthus Osmanthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Variegatus' _ 'Variegatus' is a slow-growing evergreen shrub with ovate leaves edged creamy-white and small, white, fragrant flowers, often followed by black fruits.


Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Variegatus' is: Evergreen

Habit

Branching, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White, Insignificant or absent in Summer; Insignificant or absent, White in Autumn

Foliage

Cream, Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Variegatus' (Variegated holly olive tree) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in sun or part 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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Variegatus'

Other names

Variegated holly olive tree

Genus

Osmanthus Osmanthus

Variety or Cultivar

'Variegatus' _ 'Variegatus' is a slow-growing evergreen shrub with ovate leaves edged creamy-white and small, white, fragrant flowers, often followed by black fruits.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Branching, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White, Insignificant or absent in Summer; Insignificant or absent, White in Autumn

Foliage

Cream, Green in All seasons

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Variegatus' (Variegated holly olive tree) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in sun or part 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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