The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30.
Closed public holidays.


The Plants

Osmanthus x burkwoodii 60/80cm

holly olive tree

Photo of Osmanthus x burkwoodii 60/80cm


A versatile evergreen shrub with ovate leaves edged creamy-white and small, white, fragrant flowers in late summer, often followed by black fruits. A tough plant that thrives in a wide range of soils, including heavy clay.


  • Shrubs

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Foliage: Evergreen

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Flower arranging
  • Slopes/banks
  • Containers
  • Hedging

Special features

  • Low maintenance
  • Evergreen
  • Winter interest
  • Architectural
  • Scented flowers

Care instructions

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade with shelter from cold drying winds. Trim to shape as necessary into an attractive dense evergreen shrub.


Size: Medium

Pot size: Root balled

Eventual height: 250cm

Eventual spread: 250cm


  • Light shade
  • Sun


  • South
  • East
  • West
  • North

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline

Special conditions

  • Coastal