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Scrub Wild Olive
Also known as Osmanthus megacarpus
|Size:||15-20 (30) ft tall by 10 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Aroma, Fragrance, Showy flowers, Interesting foliage|
|Recommended Uses:||Screen plant esp. for sunny, dry sites. Specimen plant where its shiny foliage will be appreciated.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
Birds eat fruit.
Bees and other pollinators.
|Native Habitats:||Dry sites. Scrub, scrubby sandhill.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
|Ethnobotany:||Fruit is edible.|
|General Comments:||This is a Florida endemic.|