A magnificent 150 cm diameter topiary ball clipped from Osmanthus aquifolium (Sweet Olive) that would look equally stunning as a centrepiece in a border or displayed as a container plant in a courtyard.Osmanthus aquifolium (Sweet Olive) is a handsome Japanese evergreen shrub with deep green, glossy foliage. Its leathery leaves have sharply serrated margins and osmanthus aquifolium is easily mistaken for a green-leaved Holly. At the end of autumn sweet olives bear tiny fragrant greenish-white flowers .
A tough shrub hardy to -20C, pest and disease free that can withstand wind and weather. Older plants are best for growing in areas prone to severe frost as they will survive temperatures down to -24C with some burnt foliage.Osmanthus aquifolium likes moist but well-drained, humus rich, preferably acidic soil. It prefers full sun but can suffer from sun scorch if exposed to direct sunlight when soil is frozen for long periods.
Latin Name: Osmanthus Heterophyllus
English Name: Holly Olive, Hiiragi
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Flower: White, Yellow or Orange Flowers and Black Berries (all are rare)
Flowering Period: Autumn.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-Drained. Chalk. Clay. Loam. Sand.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered or Exposed.
Hardiness Rating: High (H5)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -15 °C to -10 °C (5 °F to 14 °F)
Suggested Uses: Topiary. Embankments. Coastal styles.
Maintenance: Trimming and shaping each year in the late-spring or after flowering in the autumn.
Growth Habit: Bushy/Shrub.
Growth Speed: Very Slow (10cm to 25cm per year).
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