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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.
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Additional FeaturesGood to knowGrown for their foliage and fragrant flowers. x burkwoodii, delavayi and heterophyllus are good for hedging and topiary.Place of originSouthern USA, Asia, Pacific Islands
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilShelter from cold, drying winds.
Buy Varieties of OSMANTHUS
an autumn flowering variety with a sweet scent. Long oblong leaves are very distinct with spiny teeth on the edges
leathery glossy dark green leaves with fragrant white flowers
slow growing bush with white fragrant flowers in spring
tiny pure white flowers, fragrant
large broad ovate leaves edged with spiny teeth to give a holly-like appearance. Fragrant flowers in autumn
bright green holly-like leaves, white scented flowers
golden edged foliage
an attractive form with leaves speckled with cream and pinkish on young growth
young purple foliage
silver-edged holly foliage
large shrub with long lanceolate leaves and fragrant white flowers in late winter