Osmanthus fragransItem #6315 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 11
Large evergreen shrub or small tree. Broad upright form is densely branched and covered with dark green finely toothed foliage. Tiny flower clusters have a delightful apricot-like fragrance.
- 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:WhiteFlower attributesFragrantGarden styleCottageDesign 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); Abelia (Abelia); Boxwood (Buxus); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Daylily (Hemerocallis)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly, when top 3 in. of soil is dry.