Osmanthus x burkwoodii (Osmanthus topiary ball)
Available sizes: From 50cm to 2m wide (and everything in-between)
Root type: Available as containerised, bare root or root ball depending on time of year
Lead time: 10 working days
Price: Contact our sales team at [email protected] for our best prices and availability.
Position: Full sun to part shade, best in sheltered site
Soil: Any well drained but moist soil, acid or alkaline
Rate of growth: 20-30cm per year
Flowers: Strongly scented white bell-shaped flowers in late spring
Fruit: Occasional black fruits
One of the very best evergreens for making simple topiary shapes such as balls and domes, osmanthus is an alternative to box (Buxus) with its easy-going, pest- and disease-free nature. In some ways we think Osmanthus x burkwoodii is more exciting; its handsome oval dark-green leaves form tight, dense growth if trimmed regularly but, when a more relaxed trimming style is adopted, the plant in spring is decorated by delightful little ivory-white, trumpet flowers. They have a deliciously sweet scent that is strongest in the evening and carries on the air. Your garden guests will spend ages guessing which plant the perfume comes from! This plant holds an Award of Garden Merit (AGM) from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) which is given only to the best garden plants.
For expert advice, prices and availability, please contact our helpful and friendly sales team at [email protected] or speak to us on 01753 628664, we are here to help with your next planting project.