Osmanthus x fortunei 'Fruitlandii' (multi-stem)

Fruitland Fortune's Osmanthus

Fruitlandii is a variation on the Fortune's Osmanthus theme (Osmanthus x fortunei). The leaves are smaller, medium green, and with more defined serrations and deeper sinuses along the leaf margin (giving it more visual texture). Otherwise proceed as normal: situate Fruitland Fortune's Osmanthus in full sun or full shade with equal performance; prune into a hedge, either low or tall; or let it grow unchecked into a large, tight oval.

Category: Small flowering and screening tree; broadleaf evergreen
Hardiness: 7 to 9
Foliage: Medium green
Flower: Fruitland Fortune's Osmanthus has pale cream yellow, fragrant flowers; flowering season is in the autumn
Fruit: Apparently fruitless
Bark: Smooth, gray; seldom apppreciated due to the dense foliage
Winter Interest: Holds medium green leaf color in perfect form
Texture: Medium
Shape: Broad oval (or prune into a hedge or pyramid)
Mature Size: 20-25' tall by 15-20' wide
Growth Rate: Fast when young; slowing with age
Adaptability: Osmanthus x fortunei Fruitlandii likes moist, well-drained, acid soils, but is very drought tolerant; withstands heavy pruning