Osmanthus megacarpus

scrub wild olive

Oleaceae

wildlife plant   wildlife plant  

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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 15-20 (30) ft    Width: 10 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      black
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, aroma, fragrance, interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Screen plant esp. for sunny, dry sites. Specimen plant where its shiny foliage will be appreciated.
Considerations: Slow growing.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Seed
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
moisture_bar
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Birds eat fruit.
Native Habitats: Dry sites. Scrub, scrubby sandhill.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range

USDA Zones:

Map is based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:
   

Other

Ethnobotany: Fruit is edible.
Other Comments: This is a rare species. Please do not transplant from the wild unless in eminent danger of destruction. A permit may be required. Fragrant.