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  • osmanthus
  • Eventual height: 3m
  • Eventual spread: 4m

Osmanthus delavayi

osmanthus

RHS award of garden merit £14.99 £11.99
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Pot size 2 litre pot
2 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: April and May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    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 evergreen shrub can occasionally grow up to 6m tall, but it usually retains a more compact and rounded, bushy shape. It 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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