Osmanthus heterophyllus Gulftide Oleaceae
Gulftide Holly Osmanthus, Gulftide Osmanthus oz-MAN-thus het-er-o-FIL-us
- Evergreen shrub, dense, upright, grows to 10-15 ft (3-4.5 m) high and 10 ft (3 m) wide, or more. Leaves very glossy green, slight twist and spiny margins; reportedly become less spiny with maturity. (Some suggest it is a selection of Osmanthus × fortunei.)
- Part shade prefers fertile, moist, well drained, acid soil, but tolerates higher pH soils.
- Hardy to USDA Zone (6) 7, reportedly more cold tolerant than the species.