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. '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. Aspect - Any Exposure - Sheltered or Exposed
Conifers for Shade--Gentsch White’ hemlock (Tsuga canadensis ‘Gentsch White’) Zone 4–8 (another guide says 3-7); new growth is white so brightens shade areas; provides contrast to dark greens, pest-free & immune to woolly adelgid; 4' tall & wide small fits under taller trees or shrubs, 1-3" growth/yr; prefer little morning sun & well-drained soil. Tolerates deer.