Osmanthus genus (Sweet olive). There are about 30 species of evergreen shrubs and trees, They can reach a height of 15m, The flowers are either white or cream and have thick, rigid leaves that may be edged with stout, even hooked, spiny teeth.
Grown for their foliage and small, fragrant flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.
You should plant in rich, well-drained soil in a sheltered position in either sun or partial-shade. Restrict growth by cutting back after flowering; trim hedges in mid-summer.
You can propagate from seeds or cuttings or by layering.
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