Osmanthus armatus, Holly Olive

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Spiny, 7" long, evergreen deep green leaves allow axillary clusters of tiny, very fragrant, creamy-white flowers from September to October. Handsome and dense (alas, like too many), it's suitable for an always good-looking focal point or as part of a screen. ("Osme" means fragrant, and "anthos" means flower in Greek.) It's native to Hubei and Sichuan, China, where it grows on lower alpine slopes. It will accommodate full sun with the provision that it will get more water, and that it not be hot afternoon sun. 12–17' T x 8–10' W

Minimum temperature: 0° F