OSMANTHUS

Commonly known as Sweet olive

Candidates for a shrub border or woodland garden, pest-free and, usually, with pleasantly-scented flowers.

Genus of 36 species of evergreen shrubs and small trees from woodland in Asia, the Pacific islands and southern USA.

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tall Shrub
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grown for their foliage and fragrant flowers. x burkwoodii, delavayi and heterophyllus are good for hedging and topiary.
    Place of origin
    Southern USA, Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers

Buy Varieties of OSMANTHUS

OSMANTHUS armatus

OSMANTHUS armatus

Sweet olive

an autumn flowering variety with a sweet scent. Long oblong leaves are very distinct with spiny teeth on the edges

 
£16.50 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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OSMANTHUS x 'Burkwoodii'

OSMANTHUS x 'Burkwoodii'

Sweet olive

leathery glossy dark green leaves with fragrant white flowers

 
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£15.00 each 
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£30.00 each 
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OSMANTHUS delavayi

OSMANTHUS delavayi

Sweet olive

tiny pure white flowers, fragrant

 
individually £16.00 each , 3+ £14.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
OSMANTHUS x fortunei

OSMANTHUS x fortunei

Sweet olive

large broad ovate leaves edged with spiny teeth to give a holly-like appearance. Fragrant flowers in autumn

 
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£15.00 each 
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OSMANTHUS fragrans

OSMANTHUS fragrans

Fragrant olive, Sweet tea

a tenderish wall shrub with large oblong toothed leaves and strongly fragrant white flowers in summer

 
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£20.00 each 
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OSMANTHUS fragrans f.aurantiacus

OSMANTHUS fragrans f.aurantiacus

Fragrant olive, Sweet tea

deliciously scented clusters of orange flowers followed by black fruits. Tender

 
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£40.00 each 
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OSMANTHUS heterophyllus

OSMANTHUS heterophyllus

Holly osmanthus

bright green holly-like leaves, white scented flowers

 
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£13.50 each 
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OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'All Gold'

OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'All Gold'

Holly osmanthus

golden, holly-like leaves.

 
£14.50  
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OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Aureomarginatus'

OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Aureomarginatus'

Holly osmanthus

golden edged foliage

 
£14.50 each 
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Not available until May 2024 -
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OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Goshiki'

OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Goshiki'

Holly osmanthus

an attractive form with leaves speckled with cream and pinkish on young growth

 
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£14.50 each 
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OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Purpureus'

OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Purpureus'

Holly osmanthus

young purple foliage

 
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£14.50 each 
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OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Sasaba'

OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Sasaba'

Holly osmanthus

extremely prickly evergreen leaves and small white scented flowers.

 
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£14.50  
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OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Variegatus'

OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Variegatus'

Holly osmanthus

silver-edged holly foliage

 
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£14.50 each 
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OSMANTHUS suavis

OSMANTHUS suavis

Sweet osmanthus

toothed, narrow leaves and sweetly scented white flowers

 
£37.50  
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Available again from APRIL 2024 - When fresh stock arrives
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OSMANTHUS yunnanensis

OSMANTHUS yunnanensis

Sweet olive

large shrub with long lanceolate leaves and fragrant white flowers in late winter

 
£18.50 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2024 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

Useful extras...

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Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
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Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

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All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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