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Osmanthus yunnanensis

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A remarkable large evergreen shrub or small tree with lovely scented flowers native to the Yunnan province of China. Osmanthus yunnanensis was brought to the UK by George Forrest in 1921 and has bold, coarsely toothed, deep green leaves and beautiful, ivory-white and sweetly fragrant flowers in late winter.

Plant near a house door or in an often used garden area to enjoy the excellent fragrance.

Supplied Size: 3L container (30 - 40 cm tall)

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Osmanthus yunnanensis | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Osmanthus yunnanensis | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. This plant requires shelter from cold winter winds.
Flowering Period: February - April.
Flower Colour: Creamy white
Rate of Growth: Slow.
Habit: Osmanthus yunnanensis grows to be a large shrub or eventually small rounded tree.
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Spread: 3 m (13 ft)

Plant Finder: about Osmanthus yunnanensis


Osmanthus yunnanensis. A large shrub or small tree with lance-shaped, spiny toothed glossy dark green leaves to 20cm. Flowers are fragrant and creamy white borne in axillary clusters. Native to West China. Fully hardy.


You should plant in rich, well-drained soil in a sheltered position in either sun or partial-shade. You can propagate from seeds or cuttings or by layering.

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Osmanthus yunnanensis | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0

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