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Sweet Osmanthus

Osmanthus fragrans

Pronunciation: oz-MAN-thus FRAY-grans
SKU #06315
8-11

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Slow growing; reaches 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas This 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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Boxwood (Buxus); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Abelia (Abelia); Loropetalum (Loropetalum)
CARE
Care 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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