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Osmanthus americanus

Native Plants

Devilwood

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Summary

Devilwood is an open, broadleaved, evergreen shrub to 10’ tall and wide that provides a solid backdrop to fall’s kaleidoscope of color. Plants are dioecious and females have the added bonus of clusters of blue berries in the fall, which feed migratory songbirds. Leaves are a glossy dark green and contrast well with other plants in the formal or naturalistic garden. Devilwood does well in a mixed shrub border in shade where a subtle backdrop is needed. It also tolerates wet soils and, thus, is an excellent choice for tough sights that are shaded and moist. Plant it with Dirca palustris, Lindera benzoin, Viburnum dentatum, Illicium floridanum, Eurybia divaricata, and Solidago caesia.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    shrub 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, partial-shade, shade 
  • Foliage Character
    evergreen 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, dry, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    mid-spring
  • Soil PH
    acidic 
  • Flower Color
    white 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    black