Osmanthus

Osmanthus delavayi

Osmanthus - Osmanthus delavayi

Common Name: Osmanthus
Genus: Osmanthus
Species: delavayi

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Slow growing
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 6.00 m (600 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 4.00 m (400 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained

  • Masses of scented white jasmine-like flowers appear on arching branches in mid and late spring among glossy dark grey-green leaves with finely serrated edges. This rounded bushy evergreen shrub thrives on well-drained soil in dappled shade. To enjoy the fragrant flowers, plant near an entrance or well-used path.

  • Garden care: Minimal pruning is required. Remove misplaced, dead or diseased branches in late spring and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.


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