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PlantFiles: Osmanthus
Osmanthus x burkwoodii

Family: Oleaceae (oh-lee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Osmanthus (os-MAN-thus) (Info)
Species: x burkwoodii (berk-WOOD-ee-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Osmarea burkwoodii

2 vendors have this plant for sale.

4 members have or want this plant for trade.


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Late Summer/Early Fall
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are fragrant

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings
By grafting
By budding

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive quartzknee On Jun 14, 2012, quartzknee from Courtenay
Canada wrote:

Great for full sun and no maintanence in the Comox Valley. I love this shrub. Nice glossy green evergreen foliage.
THRIVES in the hot full sun. Now I am selectively pruning it, and the shape is going to be quite lovely.

Blooms don't last that long but they are really pretty.

Positive Gardening_Jim On Dec 10, 2008, Gardening_Jim from Vancouver, WA wrote:

Covered with small flowers in spring that have a nice fragrance that can be noticed from a distance. Good looking shrub out of bloom. Best if selectively pruned not sheared.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clovis, California
Bishopville, Maryland
Boring, Oregon
Durham, Oregon
Neskowin, Oregon
Ames Lake, Washington
Langley, Washington
Tenino, Washington
Vancouver, Washington

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