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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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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
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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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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
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