|Osmanthus americanus is not generally used as a landscape plant but has potential for certain conditions. It has entire leaves, and an open, loose growing habit, 15 to 25 feet tall, very different from other species. The olive green foliage remains attractive throughout the seasons. In mid spring, the white, highly fragrant flowers bloom, producing a black-purple 1/2 inch drupe in the fall. Prefers moist, well drained fertile soil. Found along stream banks, and swamp edges in its native habitat and can naturalize. Native from N.Carolina to Florida and Mississippi. Introduced 1758.