Evergreen shrub with sweetly perfumed cream flowers traditionally used to flavour Chinese tea and sweets. We think it smells like peach yogurt! Suited to street planting, hedging and containers. Not as hardy as Osmanthus burkwoodii.
DESCRIPTION: Native to Asia, this gently scented flowering shrub has an upright growth habit and large evergreen foliage; clusters of tiny creamy-gold flowers. USES: Very versatile slow growing shrub. Suited to hedging and topiary.
PLANTING: Plant in well drained soil in a full sun to partly shaded position in the garden. Site it where you can enjoy the rich fruity scent. CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune as required after flowering to maintain shape, and fertilise with a slow release fertiliser in spring. Suited to most climates in Australia. HEIGHT & WIDTH: Up to 4 m H x 2 m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants with young healthy roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 42 mm wide and 80 mm high.