A rare form of Osmanthus with a seductive fragrance. The flowers are a soft, creamy orange and open freely on the ends of branches. The blooms smell of a mix of apricot, gardenia and jasmine. A strong, sweet mix. Blooms are suitable for picking.
Endemic to China and Japan, Osmanthus is an evergreen shrub. The leathery leaves are deep green, growing 10-12cm long. New leaves have a red flush.
Plant in humus rich, well drained soil. Ideally grow in a protected spot that is morning sun or part shade. Will take more sun in cool climates. Prune stems after flowering to promote a bushy specimen.
Osmanthus fragrans aurantiacus is also known as Sweet Olive.
Supplied as: Pots
Summer to Autumn
Cool to Temperate
Full Sun to Semi Shade