Common Name: American Olive, Devilwood

  • Habit: Tree
  • Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Average, Moist
  • Height: 15-30′
  • Flower: White, Apr-May
  • Fruit: Blue-black olive-like drupe
  • Fall Color: no/evergreen
  • Natural Habitat: Bog, Floodplain/Marsh, Riparian, Mesic Forests, Seeps

Osmanthus americanus, or the American Olive, is an evergreen tree that can get up to 30ft tall and will spread just as much. From April to May, fragrant, white flowers are produced. These are followed by dark, blue fruit that is similar in shape to small olives. The leaves are dark green and leathery in texture.

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