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Burkwood Osmanthus Hedge Plants

Osmanthus / Osmarea burkwoodii

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Osmanthus burkwoodii 

  • Large rootballed plants for 'Instant Hedging'
  • Evergreen
  • Excellent for dappled/partial shade
  • Beautifully scented white flowers in April
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Description

Osmanthus burkwoodii, Burkwood Osmanthus "Instant" Hedging in Large Rootballed Sizes

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Osmanthus burkwoodii is a slow growing evergreen shrub perfect for creating an instant hedge or screen. It bears dark green, ovate leaves that make its small clusters of scented flowers stand out beautifully.

It can grow to approximately 3 metres tall, and is easily kept at lower heights for a shorter dense hedge.

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Features:

  • Large, root balled plants give you close to an Instant Hedge
  • Evergreen
  • Beautifully scented white flowers in Spring
  • Performs well in partial / dappled shade
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Growing Osmanthus burkwoodii

Grows well in a sunny site, and tolerates light shade well, especially under deciduous trees. It is very low maintenance and grows well on banks and slopes. Make sure you water well during its first growing season, especially during dry spells.

Did you know?

Osmanthus x burkwoodii is a hybrid of Osmanthus decorus and O. delavayi, which are in the olive family, Oleaceae. It was originally classified as x Osmarea because at that time, its parent O. decorus was in the genus Phillyrea, so the two genus names were combined (Osmanthus + Phillyrea = Osmarea). 
The name Osmanthus is from the Greek osme, fragrance and anthos, flower.

It was bred in 1914 by the nurserymen Burkwood and Skipwith of Kingston upon Thames; the former's name was used for some other plants, but not the latter's - perhaps the name skip-with-i sounded too frivolous for men raised under Queen Victoria?

Planting Instructions

Growing Osmanthus burkwoodii

Grows well in a sunny site, but will tolerate some shade. It is very low maintenance and grows well on banks and slopes. Make sure you water well during its first growing season, especially during dry spells.

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