Osmanthus x fortunei ‘San Jose’

(San Jose Osmanthus)


$34.99


Hardiness Zones:

 7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Amazing hybrid Tea olive that inherits the insane perfume of O. fragrans and cold hardiness from O. heterophyllus. Fast growing columnar broad leaved evergreen shrub to 16′ tall x 5′ wide in 7 years. In time it can make tree like status to 20’+ tall. Otherwise pruning easily keeps it much smaller. In Oct-Dec. tiny parchment colored flowers crowd the stems and emit the sweet penetrating perfume of Freesia and apricots. On mild days its detectable up to 20′ away. Juvenile foliage is prickly but as the shrub matures it develops entire leaves with a smooth margin. Young plants grow about 2′-5′ per year depending upon summer irrigation and soil fertility. This shrub is always at its most lustrous and healthy appearance.

Description

This plant is easily grown in average, consistently moist, well-drained garden soils in full sun to part shade. Best with part afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Tolerates heavy clays. Drought tolerant once established. May be trained as a small tree, shrub or espalier. Clip off growing tips to maintain compact size and to encourage bushiness.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Gardens Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

San Jose Osmanthus

Botanical Name

Osmanthus x fortunei 'San Jose'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade, Sun

Height

15'

Width

5'

Water Needs

Average

Flower Color

white

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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