Osmanthus delavayi

Osmanthus delavayi

Osmanthus

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Osmanthus delavayi
  • Common name: Osmanthus
  • Family: Oleaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Osmanthus delavayi is a compact evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green serrated leaves, which contrast beautifully in spring with masses of scented, white, jasmine-like flowers, which are well-loved by bees. It’s perfect for growing next to a path or in  the front garden, where you can fully appreciate its fragrant blooms.

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Grow Osmanthus delavayi in well-drained soil in dappled shade. There’s usually little need to prune, but remove dead or diseased branches in late spring. Apply a mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant, annually.

How to grow Osmanthus delavayi

  • Plant size

    3.5m height

    3.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Osmanthus delavayi and wildlife

Osmanthus delavayi is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Osmanthus delavayi poisonous?

Osmanthus delavayi has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People