Osmanthus Delavayi


Osmanthus Delavayi. A evergreen round shaped shrub with glossy, dark green leaves and clusters of very fragrant tubular white flowers from mid to late spring. Max Height 3m. Max Spread 3m. Flowers April to May. Fruits June. Commonly used in borders.


Plant in fertile well drained soil in a sheltered site. Full sun / partial shade, Hardy.


General Shrub Planting and care

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