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Osmanthus heterophyllus - 'Gulftide' (Osmanthus)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Autumn), Dark green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Osmanthus heterophyllus Description

This larger leaved Osmanthus has distinctive dark foliage and looser form than most other Osmanthus species. It is an ideal plant for screening plant or foil at the back of the border. Attractive trumpets of white scented blossom during the autumn months provided extra impact.


Osmanthus heterophyllus - Cultivation Notes

This larger leaved holly like Osmanthus can be planted in full sun or light shade. Avoid planting in very exposed, cold or hot dry areas, preferring a sheltered spot in moist fertile soil. Trim to shape as necessary. Mulch with compost every few years to feed. Ideal for screening or planting as a flowering alternative to holly.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Osmanthus heterophyllus:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Scented blossom
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Design & Plant Use for Osmanthus heterophyllus:

  • Evergreen shrub suitable for planting in a shady location

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Common Missspellings: Osmanthas, Osmanthis, Ozmanthus, Ozmanthis

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