Osmanthus x burkwoodii (Burkwood & Skipw.) P.S.Green

Burkwood Osmanthus

Family: Oleaceae

Genus: Osmanthus

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 8

Size: 4 to 6' tall and 3 to 5' wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Oval, dark green, leathery, opposite leaves. Small white fragrant flowers in spring. Compact form, upright rounded. Easy to grow. Well-drained soil.


Published in Kew Bull. 26(3): 489 in 1972.

Basionym X Osmarea burkwoodii Burkwood & Skipw.

RHS Award of Garden Merit 2002, Award of Merit 1978.

Raised by Burkwood and Skipwith around 1930.

Osmanthus delavayi x Osmanthus decorus.


My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant from Woodlanders in February 2013. I planted it in the In Between Garden in April 2013. By September 2014 it had not grown at all and I potted it up for replanting elsewhere.

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