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Osmanthus fragrans aurantiacus

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Osmanthus fragrans aurantiacus 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, orange sweet fragrant flowers. The flowers are used in perfume and to 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:

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

Family Name: Origin:
Olacaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Orange
Flower Fragrant: Yes
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