Hariyama Tea Olive. We found this cultivar near Nagoya, Japan at the Nursery of the Ishiguro family. We have gotten some real jewels from them. This is a selection from seedlings of Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Sasaba' (meaning "Bamboo Leaf). It is even more spiny than its parent 'Sasaba' with smaller leaves and leaf nodes closer together. But what really makes this one stand out is its purple/burgundy new growth. The top three nodes of new growth appear to be a small purple flowers. We believe it to be a more compact grower than its parent as well. It could be grown in full sun to shade, with full sun producing a more compact habit. When it is about 4 to 5 years old from a cutting, it will begin flowering with the same fragrant white flowers of the species. This selection is a male.