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Osmanthus heterophyllus - 'Variegatus' (Variegated Osmanthus)

Osmanthus heterophyllus - 'Variegatus' (Variegated Osmanthus)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant, Architectural Form
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Autumn), Variegated green-gold Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Osmanthus heterophyllus Description

This variegated Osmanthus makes a great low growing and compact alternative to an ornamental holly, especially in a smaller garden. It is a naturally compact shrub with outstanding foliage and form. It produces flowers but these take the back seat to the outstanding luxuriant deep green gold edged evergreen foliage which provides outstanding all year colour. Great in a mid border location or in a large pot or tub.


Osmanthus heterophyllus - Cultivation Notes

Plant this distinctive low growing shrub in full sun or light shade. Avoid planting Osmanthus in very exposed, cold or hot dry areas, preferring a moist fertile soil in a sheltered spot. Trim to shape as necessary into an attractive dense evergreen shrub. Mulch with compost every few years to feed. Ideal for container growing or planting on mass for ground cover. Great as an alternative to variegated holly.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Osmanthus heterophyllus:

  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant

Weaknesses of Osmanthus heterophyllus

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Osmanthus heterophyllus:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
If you like this plant you may also be interested in these:
plants for winter interest
plants for pots and containers
architectural plants

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Common Missspellings: Osmanthas, Osmanthis, Ozmanthus, Ozmanthis

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