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Osmanthus yunnanensis

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Features

  • BloomsFebruary to May
  • Growth HabitUpright oval
  • Flower ColourCream white
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Osmanthus yunnanensis. A large shrub or small tree with lance-shaped, spiny toothed glossy dark green leaves to 20cm. Flowers are fragrant and creamy white borne in axillary clusters. Native to West China. Fully hardy.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

W.China

Interest and use

Interesting leaves

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°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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