Osmanthus americanus (Devilwood) very uncommon evergreen landscape shrub for those seeking something different; fragrant white spring flowers give way to dark blue fall drupes. (Zone 6-9)
I love the smell of osmanthus flowers and wanted the only American native version in my garden. I received a healthy 2 ft sized plant with multiple branches; excellent size for price and not common among mail order nurseries. The leaves blend in with many other plants; I've tucked mine into a hedge. It's in heavily compacted clay on top of a steep slope and under a mature silver maple (aggressive root system) and yet has already put on several inches of growth! For reference, I'm in zone 6b, humidity and 90* degree summers, cold winters with no snow cover.