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DEVILWOOD
Osmanthus americanus

Osmanthus americanus Osmanthus americanus Osmanthus americanus Osmanthus americanus Osmanthus americanus Osmanthus americanus Osmanthus americanus Osmanthus americanus

Photo Locations: Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA and UC Berkeley Botanic Garden - Berkeley, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches don't droop and resist breakage.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to North America.

Family: Oleaceae

Additional Common Names

DEVILWOOD, WILD OLIVE, AMERICAN OLIVE

Tree Characteristics

Vase Shape.

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.

Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Osmanthus americanus Tree Record." 1995-2019. Nov 22, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/osmanthus-americanus >

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