Osmanthus x burkwoodii
Garden Plant Information

Osmanthus x burkwoodii

Name

Osmanthus x burkwoodii (also called Burkwood osmanthus)

Genus  

Osmanthus

Species

x burkwoodii

Cultivar/variety

 

General description

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.

Season of interest

All year round, but flowers in spring.

Key horticultural features

  1. Habit dense and bushy. H&S: 3m.

  2. Leaves dark green, glossy, ovate, slightly serrated, up to 2.5cm long.

  3. Flowers clusters of small, sweetly fragrant, white, trumpet shaped flowers appear in spring.

Cultural details

Aspect

Full sun to partial shade.

Soil

Fertile, well drained, light.

Hardiness

Hardy, but protect from harsh north and east winds.

Maintenance

Remove misplaced, dead or diseased branches in late spring and apply a generous mulch of garden compost or manure.

 

Generally pest and disease free.

Propagation

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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Published: 19-09-2005

Updated:   14-01-2006