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Wikstroemia uva-ursi var. uva-ursi (Molokai Osmanthus)

TropPlant Accession Number (TPAN) : 0125 Botanical Name:   Wikstroemia uva-ursa Common Name: Molokai Osmanthus, 'Akia (Hawaiian) Variety: uva-ursi Family:   Thymelaeaceae Wikstoemia uva-ursa Photo by Matthew Gaston Native To:   Hawaiian Islands of Moloka'i, O'ahu, and Maui Landscaping Information Plant Type : Shrub, Groundcover Texture: Fine, Dense Form: Mound to Dome  Height (on average, in landscape use): 1.5' - 2.5'. Maximum height is about 3' Height to Spread:   More horizontal spreading growth than vertical growth.  Growth Rate: Medium Landscape Values:   Border, Edging, Filler, Foundation, Framing, Groundcover, Low Hedge, Lanai, Mass, Patio, Erosion Control Outstanding Quality:   Form/Silhouette, Foliage Characters, Fruit Wikstoemia uva-ursa trimmed into a hedge at UH Manoa East-West Center Photo by Matthew Gaston Botanical Descriptions Flowers:   small, unisexual, yellow flowers with 4 pet