Osmanthus fragrans

Osmanthus fragrans bloomOsmanthus fragrans is an evergreen shrub with dainty white flowers that bloom in fall and again in spring. ‘Fudingzhu’ features larger blooms in creamy white that start in fall and bloom through spring. Blooms have an intoxicating sweet scent! Plant it near a deck or outdoor sitting area to maximize enjoyment.  Blooms can continue for up to nine months!

Osmanthus prefers plantings in full to part sun but are tolerable of any exposure. Grows 10-15 feet tall and 5-8 feet wide. Consider planting alongside cryptomeria, lorapetalum or aucuba; all plants that will provide a nice color contrast to Osmanthus foliage.

Also consider another fragrant fall shrub Elaeagnus.