Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Purpureus'

Also known as:

  • Purple-leaf False Holly
  • False Holly
  • Holly Olive

Plant Type

tree, shrub

Zones

7a-9b

Size

H:8'-15'
W:6'-10'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

acid, average, well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

even moisture, moderate

Sun Exposure:

sun, part sun, part shade

Features

Flowers:

white

Foliage:

evergreen, purple, shiny / glossy

Fruit:

blue

Flowering Time:

summer, fall, winter

Tags

fragrant

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

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Eugene, Oregon

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Far Reaches Farm

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Port Townsend, Washington

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Arrowhead Alpines

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Will have new folliage that is deep purple all summer. By fall the foliage will turn dark green the rest of the year. This 6-8' will be a beautiful plant anywhere in the sunny garden.

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Young leaves are blackish purple & appear to be dipped in tar, the hardiest form.

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Evergreen shrub or small tree with green, holly-like leaves. Purple new growth is stunning in the spring and is the best in full sun. Plants will be more compact in brighter areas as well. Once established, tiny flowers show up in the fall and add fragrance to the garden. Will respond well to pruning, so makes a great hedge or screen. If left to grow naturally, it will make a nice multi-stemmed, small tree. Medium growth rate.

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A dramatic and even more cold hardy selection of Holly Tea Olive. New growth emerges deep purple on this incredibly tough evergreen. Related to Lilacs and Jasmine it produces deliciously fragrant small white flowers in the Fall. Not damaged by our most extreme winters. To 8' tall and as wide. Perfect screen to buffer cold winds. Full sun to part shade. Drought tolerant after several years. Prune in early spring, flowers on old wood.

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Sometimes mistaken for holly, this rounded EG of dense bushy habit (to 10') has the added bonus of small fragrant white flowers in fall ; new growth which is deep purple; hardier than the species. Sun-PSh/Med.

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New growth is deep purple, later becoming green. The mingling of the shades from deep green to purple into mid summer is especially attractive. Colors the best in full sun.

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Port Townsend, Washington

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The only negative about this most excellent evergreen is that you can't eat it but then neither can those cloven-hoofed minions of Satan masquerading on this earthly plane as Bambi so its all good. Deep purple new growth, fragrant small flowers in fall, drought tolerant, very hardy.

Description by: Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

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New leaves begin dark purple and fade to dark green. Be surprised in the fall when fragrant small white flowers perfume the air. Evergreen screen to 10 feet tall.

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