Scientific Name: Osmanthus x burkwoodii
Common Name: Burkwood osmanthus
Family Name: Oleaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 2 - 3m (height x width)
Habit: Twiggy
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Leathery, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Lustrous, Lanceolate, Ovate, Serrulate
Flowers: Flowers clustered, White, Apr-May
Fruit: Drupe, Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Blue, Black, Aug
Key ID Features:
Leaves opposite, ovate, most 4-8cm long x 2-3.5cm wide, glossy dark-green, leathery, finely serrate; flowers fragrant, white, tubular corolla with 4 spreading petal lobes, mid-spring, <1cm wide; fruit rare.