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Sweet olive

Osmanthus spp.

Also known as

Devilwood, Chinese holly

Full Sun
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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Osmanthus heterophyllus0

Sweet olive Overview

A genus of around 30 species of evergreen shrubs and small trees in the Oleaceae family with a cosmopolitan distribution from the Himalayas, through parts of Asia, Europe, Southeast Asia and isolated islands of the Pacific and North and Central America. They have glossy, leathery opposite leaves and sprays of small, tubular, usually fragrant flowers and dark oval fruits. Some species are popular in cultivation where they are often grown as park landscaping plants and in gardens where they do best in a woodland setting.

How to propagate Sweet olive

Cuttings

You can propagate from seeds or cuttings.

Seed

Layering

Layering.

Other uses of Sweet olive

Grown for their foliage and small, fragrant flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Deciduous Trees

Deciduous (leaf dropping) trees often have amazing fall colour.

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Acacia spp.

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Surround yourself with fragrance by including these to create a scented escape.

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