Osmanthus delavayi, Delavay Osmanthus, Delavay Tea Olive. Osmanthus delavayi x fortunei
Osmanthus delavayi x fortunei

Osmanthus delavayi

Delavay Osmanthus, Delavay Tea Olive
Family: Oleaceae
Origin: SW China
USDA Zone: 7-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This evergreen shrub is neat, clean and functions well in the landscape as a basic evergreen shrub. It grows in almost any soil including heavy clay. This osmanthus puts on a good display of flowers, showier than other members of this genus. Osmanthus likes full sun or very light shade (especially in hot areas)and needs little water once it is established.

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