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Osmanthus Delavayi - Osmanthus

Osmanthus Delavayi - Osmanthus

Type Shrub, Hedging & Screening, Evergreen
Size Large Border (1 to 3m height)
Form Rounded - Bush
Colours Dark green Foliage, White Flowers (Autumn)
Care Low/easy maintenance
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Slow growing

This very small leaved Osmanthus has distinctive dark foliage and a dense form which makes it ideal as a screening plant or foil at the back of the border. Attractive trumpets of white scented blossom during the autumn months provided extra impact.

Cultivation tips: Osmanthus can be planted in full sun or light shade. Avoid planting in very exposed, cold or hot dry areas, prefering a sheltered spot in moist fertile soil. Trim to shape as necessary - this species can be trimmed into an attractive dense evergreen shrub or informal hedge. Mulch with compost every few years to feed. Ideal for container growing or as an alternative to holly.
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