Osmanthus Delavayi (osmanthus) - Osmanthus Delavayi

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Position: full sun or partial shade Soil: fertile, well-drained soil Rate of growth: slow-growing Flowering period: April and May Hardiness: fully hardy Masses of scented, white, jasmine-like flowers appear on arching branches in mid and late spring among glossy, dark grey-green leaves with finely serrated edges. This evergreen shrub can occasionally grow up to 6m tall, but it usually retains a more compact and rounded, bushy shape. It thrives on well-drained soil in dappled shade. To enjoy the fragrant flowers, plant near an entrance or well-used path. Garden care: Minimal pruning is required.

Remove misplaced, dead or diseased branches in late spring and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

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