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Osmanthus forrestii

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Features

  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite, yellow, orange
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Osmanthus forrestii. An upright shrub with spiny-margined, holly-like, oval to ovate, leathery, glossy dark green to 10cm. Fragrant flowers are tubular and borne in axillary clusters from late summer to autumn. Reaches 2m in height and 5m spread.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Hedging, specimen

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (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. You can propagate from seeds or cuttings or by layering.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or cuttings or by layering.

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