Asian Essence® Osmanthus

Osmanthus delavayi x heterophylla

SKU
09636
This Dan Hinkley selection features a blanket of small, fragrant, white flowers that are a welcome beacon of spring. The dense, tiny, toothy, leathery, dark green foliage has bright green new growth. Works well for an informal or neatly clipped shrub for a hedge, screen, or foundation planting. Plant near walks and entrances to enjoy the fragrance. Evergreen.
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7-9

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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationoz-MAN-thus del-uh-VAY-ee het-er-o-FIL-us
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 5 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasA wonderfully old-fashioned shrub prized 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 fence lines 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsHeavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Boxwood (Buxus); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Abelia (Abelia); Loropetalum (Loropetalum)

Provide enriched, moist, well-drained soil. Shelter from intense afternoon sun in hot summer regions. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Fertilize in early spring. Prune annually to shape and maintain desired size.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8

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