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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Osmanthus can be evergreen shrubs or small trees with leathery, opposite leaves and small, usually fragrant, tubular white, yellow or orange flowers with 4 lobes, followed by ovoid blue-black fruits
O. yunnanensis forms a large shrub or small, spreading tree. The dark, olive-green leaves up to 20cm long vary in shape, often on the same plant, from smooth and flat to wavy with spiny-toothed edges. Small, creamy-white, highly fragrant flowers appear in late winter to early spring clustered at the base of the leaves. These are followed by egg-shaped fruit, dark purple with a white bloom
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade, with shelter from cold, drying winds
Propagate by seed sown in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe, or root semi-ripe cuttings in summer with bottom heat, or layer in autumn or spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Wall-side Borders
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 8
Pests Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free
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