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Osmanthus delavayi (Osmanthus delavayi)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Osmanthus delavayi

Other names

Osmanthus delavayi

Genus

Osmanthus Osmanthus

Species

O. delavayi - O. delavayi is a multi-stemmed, rounded evergreen shrub bearing glossy, dark grey-green leaves with finely serrated edges and scented, white, jasmine-like flowers in mid- to late spring.


Osmanthus delavayi is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are scented.

Habit

Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White, Insignificant or absent in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Osmanthus delavayi (Osmanthus delavayi) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining, fertile soil in full sun to partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Osmanthus delavayi

Other names

Osmanthus delavayi

Genus

Osmanthus Osmanthus

Species

O. delavayi - O. delavayi is a multi-stemmed, rounded evergreen shrub bearing glossy, dark grey-green leaves with finely serrated edges and scented, white, jasmine-like flowers in mid- to late spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are scented.

Habit

Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White, Insignificant or absent in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Osmanthus delavayi (Osmanthus delavayi) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining, fertile soil in full sun to partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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