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OSMANTHUS x fortunei

Commonly known as Sweet olive

Large broad ovate leaves edged with spiny teeth to give a holly-like appearance. Fragrant flowers in autumn

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
£14.00 each

 

  • Evergreen - leaves to 5cm (2in) long
  • White
  • Height - to 2m (6½ft)
  • Spread - 3m (10ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - upright shrub. Produces tubular flowers, lobes to 1cm (½in) across in axillary clusters.
  • 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 - shelter from cold, drying winds
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - O. fragrans x O. heterophyllus. Will tolerate hard pruning
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - garden origin
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • 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 - - strongly scented
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil -
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to 2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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