Osmanthus delavayi - Delavay Osmanthus
A gem of a shrub slow growing small to medium evergreen discovered in Yunnan China by Abb Delavay in 1830. It is one of the parent plants of O burkwoodii. Compact with attractive small deep green oval leaves and a profusion of small white highly fragrant flower in spring. A delightful plant which can be used in a mixed planting or as a stand alone specimen in the garden or can easily be grown in a pot. When growing in a pot or other container. Use a good quality John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 12-14 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost.