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  • Eventual height: 1.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Variegatus'

variegated holly olive

RHS award of garden merit
2 litre pot £17.99
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
    This dense, rounded, evergreen shrub has glossy, cream edged, dark green, holly leaves, and scented, jasmine like, white flowers from late summer to autumn, followed by oval, blue-black fruit. A great plant for lifting a dark corner of a shrub or mixed border, it requires minimal pruning and protection from cold, drying winds.
  • Garden care: Minimal pruning is required. Remove misplaced, dead or diseased branches in late spring and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.
  • CAUTION toxic if eaten/skin & eye irritant