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Osmanthus fragrans

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Osmanthus fragrans

Sweet Osmanthus,
$0.00 ex GST
A4, A11
Size: 25cm
Available: 4
$/Unit (EX GST): $31.40 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $34.53 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Osmanthus fragrans Sweet Osmanthus,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Rounded, Upright

An attractive perennial shrub with large, dark green foliage. Throughout summer and autumn it is covered in masses of dainty, creamy white, sweet fragrant flowers. The flowers are used add sweetness and flavour to Asian tea's and cakes. Needs some protection from extreme heat, a partially shaded position is best. Ideal for use as a hedging plant, container specimen or within garden beds where the scent can be enjoyed.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Hedging / Screening, Park And Gardens, Topiary / Espalier, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Grows best in good quality soils with high amounts of organic matter. Whilst establishing will require protection from extreme weather and the hot summer sun. Lightly prune after flowering, if making a formal hedge more frequent tip pruning will be required. Plant at 1m spacings for a hedge or screen. Apply fertiliser at the beginning of spring.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Oleaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Cream, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn, Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Slow
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate