Osmanthus yunnanensis is a remarkable large evergreen shrub or small tree with lovely scented flowers that is a native to the Yunnan province of China.
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A remarkable large evergreen shrub or small tree with lovely scented flowers that is a native to the Yunnan province of China. Osmanthus yunnanensis was introduced to the U.K. by the plantsman George Forrest in 1921 and has bold, coarsely toothed, deep green leaves and beautiful, ivory-white and sweetly fragrant flowers in late winter.
Osmanthus yunnanensis is well worth planting near to a house door or in a often used area of the garden to make the most of the flowers excellent fragrance.
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. This plant requires shelter from cold winter winds.
- Flowering Period: February - April.
- Flower Colour: Creamy white
- Rate of Growth: Slow.
- Habit: Osmanthus yunnanensis grows to be a large shrub or eventually small rounded tree.
- Height: 4 m (13 ft)
- Spread: 3 m (13 ft)
- How Much Sun
- Light Shade, Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Large (3m+), Tree - Small (4m - 8m)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Acid, Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Dry/Sandy
- Special Features
- Flowers in Spring, Evergreen, Scented, Rare and Unusual