- Flower nameOsmanthus fortunei
- Scientific nameOsmanthus × fortunei
- Alias柊木犀, Osmanthus fortunei
- Place of originhybrid
- Place of floweringGarden, Streets, Planting
- Flowering seasonOctober
What is Osmanthus fortunei
Osmanthus fortunei (scientific name: Osmanthus × fortunei) is a small evergreen broad-leafed evergreen tree in the family Oleaceae. Osmanthus fortunei (O. fortunei) is a hybrid between Holly (scientific name: Osmanthu)and the ginkgoose (scientific name: Osmanthus fragrans). Only the male plants are known to exist and do not bear fruit. Propagation is by cuttings: in October, 6 to 12 small white, fragrant flowers with four lobes are produced in bunches at the leaf axils. The corolla lobes are bent backwards in the holly, but not in the holly olive tree.
Common name: Osmanthus fortunei, scientific name: Osmanthus × fortunei ,tree height: 2-7 m, bark: gray, life type: small evergreen tree, leaf length: 6-8 cm, leaf width: 3-4 cm, leaf structure: cortex, leaf order: opposite, leaf shape: elliptical, leaf margin: spiny serrated, petiole length: 0.7-1 cm, dioecious, flowering season: October, flowering. Location: leaf axils, flower color: white, corolla shape: 4 deep lobes, flower diameter: 0.8-1 cm, number of stamens: 2, pistils: degenerate, use: hedge, park, garden, street trees.