Osmanthus delavayi

2 litre pot £21.99
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Buy Osmanthus delavayi osmanthus: Evergreen shrub with scented, white spring flowers

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Masses of scented, white, jasmine-like flowers appear on arching branches in mid and late spring among glossy, dark grey-green leaves with finely serrated edges. This evergreen shrub can occasionally grow up to 6m tall, but it usually retains a more compact and rounded, bushy shape. It thrives on well-drained soil in dappled shade. To enjoy the fragrant flowers, plant near an entrance or well-used path.

  • Garden care: Minimal pruning is required. Remove misplaced, dead or diseased branches in late spring and apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

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Exactly what I wanted


My aunt has a mature version of this plant which I found so attractive that I wanted one for my garden. So bought this and it is healthy and although only planted late spring it has also flowered. Very pleased and would buy again form here.

Danny the beginner

South East London


Very hardy


I planted the Osmanthus at the top of garden in heavily shaded area. It grew really well in first few months. I then had to move it due to fence repair issues. Once again it readily adapted to it's temporary location. It has now been put in its permanent location and is still flourishing. The small white flowers are very fragrant. Dark leaves provide good backdrop for other plants.




Super shrub, strong healthy would definitely recommend!


Have v small garden with raised beds & have planted this by azaleas & rowan to give Japanese look & to provide much needed scent.




Charming and robust


This didn't look all that at first, but once in its container it looks really smart, all year round, not just when the charming little white flowers come out in April or so. It's on a windy balcony and is as healthy as can be, and hasn't even minded being chopped back randomly. Really pleased. I would say probably one one the best plants I've ever bought.





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Hi can I grow this in a pot ? If so what size ?

Ben the busybee

I have seen these growing in really large pots (as large as you can manage), provided they are kept well fed and watered.


how can I treat an osmanthus delavayi that is overgrown and needs reshaping

Welsh gardener

These plants tend to respond quite well to renovation by cutting them back hard in late spring.


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