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Position – Full sun or part shade
Soil – Well-drained
Flowering Period –Spring (some varieties are autumn and winter flowering)
Hardiness – Fully hardy
Osmanthus are best planted in a well-drained soil of chalk, clay, sand or loam within an acidic, alkaline or neutral PH balance. They are best positioned in an area of full sun or part shade. A denser habit is produced when grown in full sun. Osmanthus are best used as hedging or to create a partition.
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Dig a hole that is the dame depth and width as the root ball, watering thoroughly to settle into place. Space your plants around 10-15cm (4-6in) apart to form a compact hedge or screen. Water young plants regularly until the shrub is established.
Once established, Osmanthus only require watering during periods of drought. You may wish to fertilise them with a general-purpose fertiliser each year which should be spread around the base of the shrub, taking care not to touch any wood or foliage and water in well. Alternatively, a generous layer of compost will act as a slow release fertiliser. Osmanthus do not need pruning but you may wish to remove dead or old branches to keep a healthy appearance.
It is possible to propagate Osmanthus by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings.
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