Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Ogon'
Common name: 
Ogon Holly Osmanthus
Ogon Osmanthus
Pronunciation: 
oz-MAN-thus het-er-o-FIL-us
Family: 
Oleaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
‘Aureus’
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf evergreen shrub, forms a broad mound or pyramid, wider than tall, slow growing.   New leaves uniformly bright, waxy yellow, gradually becoming chartreuse by midsummer and green by winter and dark green the next season.  Leaves have 12-14 spines, alternating pointing up or down.
  • Part shade.  Protect from hot sun, drying winds and pollution.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6.
  • Ogon:  "yellow gold" in Japanese.
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