Plant Details: Devilwood
5 - 9
A wonderful small native evergreen tree with a fabulous fragrance in spring which is lighter and sweeter than its oriental cousin the so commonly sold Osmanthus fragrans. American Olive as it is sometimes called can grow in a wide variety of soil types and moisture levels. However it is naturally found in well drained understory conditions. It can tolerate xeric(dry)conditions once established. Osmanthus americanus is a great plant to be used as a specimen or a privacy screen between homes or businesses. Clusters of white to yellow very fragrant flowers that after pollinated will develop purple drupes (An Olive like fruit) and are a favorite of songbirds. The wood is extremely hard and tough and was commonly used for tool handles during European colonization. Some country folk still used its wood for such uses. Like hollies, this species is dioecious(single sex per plant)and only the females will produce the drupe(fruit). All shippable size plant are not sexed. We do at times have large female available. Please call to check for availability. Matures to 20'High x 15'Wide.
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