Osmanthus serrulatus Rehd.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Osmanthus serrulatus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/osmanthus/osmanthus-serrulatus/). Accessed 2020-08-05.

Genus

Glossary

corolla
The inner whorl of the perianth. Composed of free or united petals often showy.
entire
With an unbroken margin.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Osmanthus serrulatus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/osmanthus/osmanthus-serrulatus/). Accessed 2020-08-05.

An evergreen shrub 6 to 12 ft high; young shoots minutely downy. Leaves oval-lanceolate to oblong or narrowly obovate, slender-pointed, wedge-shaped at the base, sharply toothed with up to thirty to thirty-five teeth per side or entire, 212 to 412 in. long, 58 to 112 in. wide, of leathery texture, dark shining green above, paler and dotted beneath; stalk about 14 in. long. Flowers fragrant, produced in spring from four to nine in a cluster from the leaf-axils; corolla white, deeply four-lobed, 12 in. wide; flower-stalk 13 to 12 in. long, slender. Fruits 38 in. long, oblong, blue-black.

Native of W. China; discovered by Wilson in 1904, introduced to the Arnold Arboretum in 1910 and to Kew in 1912. It is hardy at Kew and has grown into a dwarf stiff bush 4 ft high, but gives the impression that it would prefer a warmer locality.

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