• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering 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.
    Key Feature:
    Fragrant Spring Flowers
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:oz-MAN-thus FRAY-grans
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Sunset climate zones:8, 9, 12 - 24, 26
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing to 10 ft. high, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Special features:Easy Care, Year-round Interest
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Design 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)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide 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:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.