Osmanthus x burkwoodii (also called Burkwood osmanthus)
Evergreen shrub grown for foliage and sweetly fragrant flowers in spring. Suitable as a specimen shrub or for hedging/screens in sheltered areas. Low maintenance.
This plant is a hybrid between O. decorus and O. delavayi.
All year round, but flowers in spring.
Habit – dense and bushy. H&S: 3m.
Leaves – dark green, glossy, ovate, slightly serrated, up to 2.5cm long.
Flowers – clusters of small, sweetly fragrant, white, trumpet shaped flowers appear in spring.
Full sun to partial shade.
Fertile, well drained, light.
Hardy, but protect from harsh north and east winds.
Remove misplaced, dead or diseased branches in late spring and apply a generous mulch of garden compost or manure.
Generally pest and disease free.
Sow seed in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe; seeds can take up to 18 months to germinate. Take semi-ripe cuttings in mid-summer and use bottom heat to encourage rooting.
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