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Osmanthus delavayi
Osmanthus delavayi
Osmanthus delavayi
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Available Summer 2019 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.

Supplied Size: 2L or 3L pots (approx 3 years old, 25 - 30 cm tall)

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: April - 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)

Plant Video

Masses of scented white flowers in late April covering a 9 - 10 year old  Osmanthus delavayi growing in our woodland gardens. The plant in this video has been allowed to grow as an informal woodland shrub - it can be pruned if required to reduce the end size and shape.

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