Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - Slow to mediumMature Height - 15-25'Mature Width - Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - White, fragrant, dioecious flowers open in March-AprilFruit - 0.5" long, dark blue-purple, single-stoned drupes matures in September and may persist into spring of next yearLeaf - Fall Color - Bark - Stems are stout, squarish, glabrous, green changing to gray-brown, dotted with numerous pale lenticelsOther Features - The dark olive green leaves are handsome throughout the seasons but do lighten (yellow-green) in sun and exposed locations.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Zones 6-10Native Habitat - North Carolina to Florida and Mississippi. Found along swamp margins, hammocks and borders of streams. Cultivated 1758.Diseases and Insects - None seriousStrength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Osmanthus----Devilwood.- Other plants of the family Oleaceae.- Other plants of the genus Cartrema.- Other plants of the species Cartrema americana.