Osmanthus delavayi
  • Osmanthus delavayi
  • Osmanthus delavayi

Osmanthus delavayi

£12.95

(Chinese Osmanthus) Osmanthus delavayi is an evergreen shrub with small, glossy, dark-green leaves and clusters of fragrant, jasmine-like, white flowers in late spring.

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A beautiful evergreen plant, native to Western China, Osmanthus delavayi has small, glossy, dark-green leaves and clusters of fragrant, jasmine-like, white flowers in late spring. These flowers stand out well against the darker foliage.

Osmanthus delavayi is a delightful garden shrub and in our opinion is best planted in an often visited area of a garden where the fragrance can be appreciated in spring.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: March - May.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Osmanthus delavayi grows to be a medium sized or large branching shrub over time.
    • Height: 3 m (10 ft)
    • Spread: 4 m (13 ft)

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Shade, Partial or Dappled Shade, Full Sun
Mature Size
Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall), Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
Special Features
Flowering Season - Winter (December - February), Flowering Season - Spring (March - May), To grow in a pot, Evergreen, Scented, Screening/Hedge

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