SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA and UC Berkeley Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Branches don't droop and resist breakage.
Has fragrant Flower.
Native to North America.
Additional Common Names
DEVILWOOD, WILD OLIVE, AMERICAN OLIVE
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 15 - 25 feet.
Width: 10 - 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.
Leaves Oblanceolate, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Persistent, Blue Drupe, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches) Wildlife use it.
Bark Gray, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Wet but Well Drained Soil.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic Soil pH.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Attracts Birds and Mammals.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Buffer Strip or Screen.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Osmanthus americanus Tree Record." 1995-2019. Nov 22, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/osmanthus-americanus >