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Osmanthus fragrans is often confused with:
Osmanthus x fortunei Osmanthus x fortunei in the fall in Moore County
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Myrica cerifera Myrica cerifera
Osmanthus x fortunei Osmanthus x fortunei in the fall in Moore County
Magnolia grandiflora Magnolia grandiflora
Osmanthus fragrans has some other problems:
Frost Damage

Sweet Osmanthus Osmanthus fragrans

Other Common Name(s):

Description

The least cold-hardy osmanthus; very fragrant flowers in the fall; dense habit; responds well to pruning for shape; large specimen for open areas.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: It is frost sensitive and injury will affect flowering the following fall.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Apricot Gold'
  • 'Butter Yellow'
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#salt tolerant#fall interest#playground#buffer#deer resistant#children's garden#screening
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Apricot Gold'
  • 'Butter Yellow'
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#fragrant flowers#drought tolerant#salt tolerant#fall interest#playground#buffer#deer resistant#children's garden#screening
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Osmanthus
    Species:
    fragrans
    Family:
    Oleaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Play Value:
    Buffer
    Fragrance
    Screening
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Deer resistant, drought tolerant, and slightly salt tolerant.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 20 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 14 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Multi-stemmed
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Available Space To Plant:
    6-feet-12 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Blue
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Winter
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Very fragrant, small white flowers in fall; some flowers in early spring
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Leathery
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long-lasting
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Opposite, simple, leathery, lustrous, dark green leaves; 2-5 in. long; finely dentate or entire
  • Bark:
    Surface/Attachment:
    Smooth
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Drought Tolerant Garden
    Design Feature:
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Salt