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How to Grow Osmanthus


Osmanthus

Position – Full sun or part shade

Soil – Well-drained

Flowering Period –Spring (some varieties are autumn and winter flowering)

Hardiness –  Fully hardy

  Where to plant

Where to plant Osmanthus

 

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.

Find out more about soil types and how to determine your soil type by clicking here



 
  How to plant

How to plant Osmanthus

 

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.




    How to care for

How to care for Osmanthus

 

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.




  How to propagate

How to propagate Osmanthus

 

It is possible to propagate Osmanthus by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings.

You can find more information on how to propagate plants by clicking here

 

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