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 finely toothed, dark green 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 - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing; reaches 10 ft. tall, 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; reaches 10 ft. tall, 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, moist, well-drained soil. Shelter from intense afternoon sun in hot summer regions. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in early spring. Prune annually for a neat appearance and to maintain desired size and shape.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.