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Osmanthus heterophyllus | Holly Olive - Shrub - Height 100-130cm - 12lt

Osmanthus heterophyllus | Holly Olive - Shrub - Height 100-130cm - 12lt

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Osmanthus heterophyllus, commonly known as false holly, is a captivating evergreen shrub renowned for its beauty and resilience. This shrub typically grows to a height and width of 8-10 feet, forming a dense, rounded shape. Its most striking feature is the glossy, spiny leaves, resembling those of a holly, which transform from a deep green to a bronzed-purple hue in the fall. In late summer to early fall, Osmanthus heterophyllus produces small, white, fragrant flowers, adding a delightful aroma to gardens. It's a versatile plant, ideal for hedges, screens, or specimen plantings.

  • Common Name

    Holly Olive

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    white or cream-colored, with apricot, peach, or jasmine-like sweet fragrance

  • Foliage

    evergreen, leathery, glossy, and dark green with toothed edges

  • Maturation period

    4-7 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


South–facing or West–facing, Sheltered

Soil Type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand, Full sun/partial shade

Soil moisture

Moist but well–drained, Well–drained

Growing Period




All year



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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