Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Sasaba'

Holly Tea Olive

'Sasaba' Holly Tea Olive has dramatic dark green deeply incised leaves on a compact, shade loving plant. Dr. Michael Dirr calls it "A plant handler's worst nightmare" because the leaves are very stiff and prickly. Of course, that is what makes it a wonderful evergreen for deer country. The insignificant flowers appear in November and are highly, deliciously fragrant. There is a lovely large plant at the Scott Arboretum, home of so many specimen plants. Slow growing, with good cold tolerance.

  • Category: Woody Ornamentals
  • Alternate Cultivar: Sasaba
  • Hardiness Zone: 6
  • Height: 6 Feet
  • Spread: 4 Feet
  • Bloom Color: White


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