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
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • 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
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Shelter from cold, drying winds.

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

 
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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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OSMANTHUS decorus

OSMANTHUS decorus

Sweet olive

slow growing bush with white fragrant flowers in spring

 
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OSMANTHUS delavayi

OSMANTHUS delavayi

Sweet olive

tiny pure white flowers, fragrant

 
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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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OSMANTHUS heterophyllus

OSMANTHUS heterophyllus

Holly osmanthus

bright green holly-like leaves, white scented flowers

 
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OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Aureomarginatus'

OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Aureomarginatus'

Holly osmanthus

golden edged foliage

 
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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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OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Purpureus'

OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Purpureus'

Holly osmanthus

young purple foliage

 
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OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Variegatus'

OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Variegatus'

Holly osmanthus

silver-edged holly foliage

 
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OSMANTHUS yunnanensis

OSMANTHUS yunnanensis

Sweet olive

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

 
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