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Osmanthus fragrans

Fragrant olive

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height4m to 6.5m
  • Spread4m to 6m
  • Growth HabitBranched oval
  • Flower ColourWhite-green, yellow
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Osmanthus fragrans (Fragrant olive). This shrub can grow about 3m, It has broad, deep green leaves, The flowers will bloom in clusters of very small creamy white or yellow blooms.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Sweet tea

Origin

China, Japan

Interest and use

Hedging, specimen

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Rich
  • 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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