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Sweet Osmanthus

Osmanthus fragrans

SKU
06315
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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationoz-MAN-thus FRAY-grans
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, 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 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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