Osmanthus fragrans is an evergreen perennial small shrub grown for the foliage as well a the fragrant yellow flowers that cover the plant in spring. Commonly called the ‘Sweet Osmanthus’ wholesale nurseries offer a number of named cultivars suited to a range of landscaping uses.
Glossy green foliage with a slight serration to the edges is attractive year round, and as this is a plant that is easily pruned it is suited for using a low informal hedge as well a background plant in the border.
If you are looking for perfume in the garden then Osmanthus fragrans will more than pull their weight in this respect, perfume with a punch. Excellent when planted near pathways or outdoor living areas where the fragrance can be appreciated on warm nights.
Osmanthus fragrans varieties
A number of cultivars are finding their way onto the market, different growers offering a range of plants including
- Osmanthus fragrans – Also known as the ‘Sweet Olive’
- Osmanthus fragrans ‘Orange Supreme’ – Flowers have a soft orange blush to them and a good apricot fragrance. Useful from 1m – 4m as a shrub or hedge.
- Osmanthus fragrans ‘Ausranticus’ – A more upright growth habit and flowers that are a darker orange than others.
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