Osmanthus x Burkwoodii: Add Fragrance To Your Landscape
Osmanthus x burkwoodii (Burkwood false holly, Burkwood Oosmanthus, or just Osmanthus) is a wonderful evergreen shrub that will add fragrance to your landscape. It is a small tree, or shrub with beautiful leathery, opposite leaves, and clustered small, very fragrant, tubular white flowers. Taking advantage of the visual appeal and the fantastic fragrance at the end of March beginning of April will require that you plant this near your walkway or around entrances to enjoy the fragrance.
The leaves are 1 to 2 inches in length, a mid-green color, and leathery feeling to the touch. Osmanthus x burkwoodii has a strong enough constitution and large enough stature to support a climber like clematis which adds summer color and excitement. This shrub can reach a height of 10 feet so you need to choose a location with space.
How To Make Your Osmanthus x Burkwoodii Thrive
This shrub is winter hardy down to Zone 7, but may survive winters in Zone 6 if sited in a protected location and it is mulched. This shrub is best grown in humus-rich, acidic, moderately fertile, consistently moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade; it will tolerate full shade. Best results are with part afternoon shade in hot summer climates.
General Osmanthus x Burkwoodii Information
Pests And Disease
No serious insect or disease problems. Watch for scale and aphids.
Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings.
Excellent in shrub borders, woodland gardens, or as an accent. It may also be grown in a container that must be brought indoors in fall before first frost for overwintering in a cool location that are below Zone 7.
- Family: Oleaceae
- Type: Broadleaf evergreen/shrub
- Hardiness Zone: 6 to 9
- Flower Color: white
- Bloom Time: March to April
- Foliage: Opposite, simple, lustrous dark green leaves, 1 to 2 inches in length
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Plant Height: 5 to 10 ft.
- Plant Width: 5 plus ft
- Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to part shade
- Water Requirements: Drought tolerant when established, but appreciates occasional watering
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