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Osmanthus serrulatus

Sweet olive

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Osmanthus serrulatus (Sweet olive). An evergreen shrub from West China. Bears lance-shaped to ovate, dark green opposite leaves. Flowers are white and borne in panicles.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

West China

Interest and use

Flowers and foliage

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, 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.

Propagation

Propagate from seeds or cuttings or by layering.

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