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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

OSMANTHUS

Commonly known as Sweet olive

Candidates for a shrub border or woodland garden, pest-free and, usually, with pleasantly-scented flowers.

Genus of 36 species of evergreen shrubs and small trees from woodland in Asia, the Pacific islands and southern USA.


  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grown for their foliage and fragrant flowers. x burkwoodii, delavayi and heterophyllus are good for hedging and topiary.
  • Place of origin - southern USA, Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - shelter from cold, drying winds.

Buy Varieties of OSMANTHUS

OSMANTHUS armatus

OSMANTHUS armatus  >


Commonly known as: Sweet olive.
An autumn flowering variety with a sweet scent. Long oblong leaves are very distinct with spiny teeth on the edges
£16.00 each
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OSMANTHUS x 'Burkwoodii'   AWARD

OSMANTHUS x 'Burkwoodii'  >


Commonly known as: Sweet olive.
Leathery glossy dark green leaves with fragrant white flowers
£14.50 each
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Large £30.00 each

OSMANTHUS decorus

OSMANTHUS decorus  >


Commonly known as: Sweet olive.
Slow growing bush with white fragrant flowers in spring
£15.00 each
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OSMANTHUS delavayi   AWARD

OSMANTHUS delavayi  >


Commonly known as: Sweet olive.
Tiny pure white flowers, fragrant
Multibuy
individually £15.00 each, 3+ £13.00 each
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OSMANTHUS x fortunei

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
£14.00 each
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OSMANTHUS fragrans

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
£16.00 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.

OSMANTHUS fragrans f.aurantiacus

OSMANTHUS fragrans f.aurantiacus  >


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.

OSMANTHUS heterophyllus

OSMANTHUS heterophyllus  >


Commonly known as: Holly osmanthus.
Bright green holly-like leaves, white scented flowers
£12.50 each
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OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Aureomarginatus'

OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Aureomarginatus'  >


Commonly known as: Holly osmanthus.
Golden edged foliage
£14.50 each
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock

OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Goshiki'  AWARD

OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Goshiki'  >


Commonly known as: Holly osmanthus.
An attractive form with leaves speckled with cream and pinkish on young growth
£13.50 each
Available from January 2021 - Awaiting new stock

OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Purpureus'

OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Purpureus'  >


Commonly known as: Holly osmanthus.
Young purple foliage
£13.50 each
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OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Variegatus'  AWARD

OSMANTHUS heterophyllus 'Variegatus'  >


Commonly known as: Holly osmanthus.
Silver-edged holly foliage
£12.50 each
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OSMANTHUS suavis

OSMANTHUS suavis  >


Commonly known as: Sweet osmanthus.
Toothed, narrow leaves and sweetly scented white flowers
£20.00 
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock

OSMANTHUS yunnanensis   AWARD

OSMANTHUS yunnanensis  >


Commonly known as: Sweet olive.
Large shrub with long lanceolate leaves and fragrant white flowers in late winter
£17.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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