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Osmanthus yunnanensis
Osmanthus yunnanensis
Osmanthus yunnanensis - clusters of scented flowers in March
Osmanthus yunnanensis
Osmanthus yunnanensis
Osmanthus yunnanensis - clusters of scented flowers in March

Osmanthus yunnanensis

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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

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