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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
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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|
|Habitats:||Dry sites. Scrub, scrubby sandhill.|
|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
|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 Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
Larger birds and small mammals eat the fruit.
Bees and other pollinators.