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OSMANTHUS fragrans

Commonly known as Fragrant olive, Sweet tea

A tenderish wall shrub with large oblong toothed leaves and strongly fragrant white flowers in summer

 

  • Evergreen - oblong to oblong-lance-shaped, leathery, leaves 10-12cm (4-5in) long.
  • White
  • Height - 6m (20ft)
  • Spread - 6m (20ft)
  • Tall Shrub - vigorous, upright shrub or small tree. Flowers are produced singly or in few-flowered axillary clusters. Fruit to 1cm (½in) long.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Berries - These plants have berries.
  • Good to know - sometimes flowers in spring, summer and autumn.
  • Pests & Diseases - trouble free.
  • Place of origin - Himalayas, China.
  • Flower Shape - Tubular - - lobes to 1cm (½in) across
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - very fragrant.
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
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6m (20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  6m (20ft)
 

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Commonly known as: Fragrant olive, Sweet tea.
Deliciously scented clusters of orange flowers followed by black fruits. Tender
£30.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

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