Osmanthus x burkwoodii is a handsome evergreen, spring flowering shrub. It bears small, oval, dark green leaves, which make a striking backdrop to its clusters of tubular white, fragrant flowers. Osmanthus x burkwoodii is slow growing, usually taking a year or two to establish and begin growing strongly, but given time, makes an excellent feature plant for borders, hedging, or a woodland garden.
Although Osmanthus x burkwoodii grows well either in sun or shade, it bears more flowers in a sunny site.
Plant in autumn or early to mid-spring – ideally in spring in colder areas so the plant becomes well established before winter. In milder areas, autumn is the best time to plant. Water during dry spells for the first growing season. Osmanthus x burkwoodii doesn’t need regular pruning unless grown as a hedge, or if required to restrict growth. Prune in late spring after flowering has finished.
Advice on buying Osmanthus x burkwoodii
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- Buy Osmanthus x burkwoodii as pot grown plants all year round from nurseries, garden centres, or online
- Previously this shrub was known as x Osmaraea burkwoodii and is still sometimes sold under this name
Where to buy Osmanthus x burkwoodii