|Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Ogon' is a dense, rounded evergreen that forms an inpenetrable thicket. Older specimens may reach 15 feet tall. 'Ogon' likes partial shade. The young leaves are bright gold fading to a golden green color with maturity. On young plants the leaves are simple and elliptic, leaves on older plants tend to be ovate to oval. The tiny white flowers are extremely fragrant, hidden amongst the leaves. The fruits are seldom borne under cultivation, not showy. They prefer moist and well drained, acidic soil but are fairly adaptable. They do not seem to suffer from many pests. Great plant for borders, screens and hedges, as it is quite spiny it can be a useful barrier planting. Native to Japan, introduced 1856.