Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Purpureus’


Purpleleaf false holly is an extremely tough and versatile evergreen shrub. This interesting selection was chosen for its intense, deep-purple new growth in spring. The coloring is the deepest in full sun, resulting in inky purple tones that will heighten the colors of other spring-blooming plants. Once it is well established, it produces tiny – but powerfully fragrant – flowers in fall. The heavy perfume carries well, even on the cool autumn air. False hollies respond well to pruning and can make a dense, impenetrable hedge. If allowed to grow naturally, mature specimens develop into elegant, small, multi stemmed trees.

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