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OSMANTHUS delavayi

Commonly known as Sweet olive

Tiny pure white flowers, fragrant
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    finely-toothed, leathery, glossy, dark-green leaves to 2.5cm (1in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    2-6m (6½-20ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Rounded, bushy shrub with arching branches. produces tubular flowers, the lobes to 1cm (½in) across, in axillary and terminal clusters followed by blue-black fruit to 1cm (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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

OSMANTHUS delavayi

 
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  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    China
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (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
    Very fragrant.
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2-6m (6½-20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

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