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

Osmanthus delavayi

Delavay Osmanthus, Delavay Tea Olive
Family: Oleaceae
Origin: SW China
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, 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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