Boone County Arboretum
9190 Camp Ernst Road
Union, Kentucky 41091
Phone: (859) 384-4999
Fax: (859) 384-6888
arboretum@boonecountyky.org

Open Daily
Dawn - Dusk
Free Admission

Join Our Email List
Email:  

Contact Us

Information on invasive species

Emerald Ash Borer Information

Horticutural Links

Donate to the Boone County Arboretum

Boone County Arboretum

Promote Your Page Too

Employee Login

Cultural Details for Osmanthus americanus

Common Name:
Devilwood, Wood-olive

Growth Rate:
Slow to medium

Average Mature Height:
15-25'

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
White, fragrant, dioecious flowers open in March-April

Fruit Details:
0.5" long, dark blue-purple, single-stoned drupes matures in September and may persist into spring of next year

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Stems are stout, squarish, glabrous, green changing to gray-brown, dotted with numerous pale lenticels

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
None serious

Native Habitat:
North Carolina to Florida and Mississippi. Found along swamp margins, hammocks and borders of streams. Cultivated 1758.

Other Features:
The dark olive green leaves are handsome throughout the seasons but do lighten (yellow-green) in sun and exposed locations.

Culture and Care:
Zones 6-10

This plant was blooming:
4/19/2010 - 5/10/2010

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 32, Bed 33, Bed 163

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu