Osmanthus Burkwoodii
Osmanthus Burkwoodii
Burkwood Osmanthus

Osmanthus Burkwoodii



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The luscious leaves of this evergreen shrub act as a perfect foil for the clusters of exquisitely scented tubular flowers that appear in the spring. Rounded in shape and slow growing, the undemanding Osmanthus is perfect for a woodland garden or makes lovely scented hedging. Recipient of the RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit), for all round excellence in the garden.

A native of China, Osmanthus is also very much at home in the British climate (plant in spring if you are in a cold area). This variety is one of the shrubs named after Arthur Burkwood, a notable 20th-century nurseryman who, with his brother Albert, founded Parkwood Nursery in Kingston upon Thames.


Flowers: Small, white tubular flowers appear in clusters in spring followed by sparse black, inedible fruits

  • Moist, well drained soil
  • Full sun or partial shade
  • All aspects
  • Sheltered position

This undemanding shrub needs little attention or pruning unless used as hedging to keep in shape. Remove dead, damaged or diseased stems in spring following flowering.


Highly scented

The Spring Garden