Osmanthus Aquifolium - Crown Lifted

 

A dense, rounded, evergreen shrub with oval to elliptic, holly-like, dark green leaves, usually spineless on mature plants, and, from late summer into autumn, clusters of fragrant, tubular, white flowers followed by blue-black fruit. Height of 5m and a spread of 5m after 10-20 years.

 

 

Grow in well-drained, fertile soil in sun or partial shade. Shelter from cold, drying winds.

 

General Ornamental Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.