• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Gulftide'

Holly olive 'Gulftide'

Holly olive 'Gulftide'

© � RHS 1997

  • Other common names Holly olive 'Gulftide'

  • Synonyms Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Gulf Tide'

  • Genus Osmanthus can be evergreen shrubs or small trees with leathery, opposite leaves and small, usually fragrant, tubular white, yellow or orange flowers with 4 lobes, followed by ovoid blue-black fruits

  • Family Oleaceae / Oleaceae

  • Species 'Gulftide' is a dense medium-sized evergreen shrub with ovate, strongly spiny, dark green leaves up to 5cm in length. Small, fragrant white flowers in clusters from late summer, occasionally followed by blue-black berries

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Flower

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed

Soil

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    1.5-2.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    1.5-2.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    10-20 years

How to grow

Cultivation Good for woodland gardens, in full sun or partial shade

Propagation Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Hedging & Screens City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 8

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases Generally disease free

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