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Osmanthus armatus

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember
  • Height2.5m to 5m
  • Spread2m to 4m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourCream white
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Osmanthus armatus. A dense rounded shrub with oblong, lance-shaped, glossy dark green leaves to 15cm. Fragrant, cream-white flowers are borne in axillary clusters followed by dark violet berries. Native to West China.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

W. China

Interest and use

Interesting leaves

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0

Cultivation

You should plant in rich, well-drained soil in a sheltered position in either sun or partial-shade.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or cuttings or by layering.

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