OSMANTHUS decorus

Commonly known as Sweet olive

Slow growing bush with white fragrant flowers in spring
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Narrowly oval to oblong, pointed, leathery, glossy, dark-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    5m (16ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Dense, rounded, spreading shrub. Produces tubular flowers in dense, axillary clusters followed by blue-black fruit to 1.5cm (½in) long.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Partial shade

OSMANTHUS decorus

 
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Trouble free.
    Place of origin
    Northeastern Turkey.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
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3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

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