Osmanthus fragransItem #6315 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 11
A large evergreen shrub or small tree with a broad upright form that is densely branched and covered with dark green finely toothed foliage. Tiny flower clusters have a delightful apricot-like fragrance. Works well for formal or informal hedges and screens, or as a landscape specimen. Plant near walks and entrances to enjoy the fragrance.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing to 10 ft. high, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:oz-MAN-thus FRAY-gransPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:8, 9, 12 - 24, 26Growth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing to 10 ft. high, 6 to 8 ft. wide.Foliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteDesign IdeasThis is a favorite old-fashioned shrub or small tree grown for its sweetly fragrant flowers. Treat it as a background for the perennial border or group with more spectacular deciduous flowering shrubs. May work well as foundation planting and along fencelines where summers aren't too hot. Consider it a requirement in a country or Victorian garden. Makes a healthy, dense and wonderfully scented screen or privacy hedge.Companion PlantsHeavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Boxwood (Buxus); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Abelia (Abelia); Loropetalum (Loropetalum)
- CareCare InformationProvide enriched, well-drained soil with consistent moisture. Protect from intense afternoon sun in hot summer regions. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually for a neat appearance and to maintain desired size and shape.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.