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OSMANTHUS delavayi

Commonly known as Sweet olive

Tiny pure white flowers, fragrant
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  • 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
  • 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 -
2-6m (6½-20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)

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