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iankestrey

Used to work in horticulture (Wakehurst Place). Now in Leeds, it's my passion! Contending with Yorkshire weather and a huge oak tree!

Osmanthus x burkwoodii

  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2017
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iankestrey

Have now acquired this little beauty again after many years. Just love the fragrance!

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pixierose

@iankestrey I have this in my garden but no flowers. Do you have any hints and tips for me to get it to flower it's about 3-4 ft high now.

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iankestrey

Hi Christine @pixierose. Hmm they're usually quite straightforward to grow. They do prefer a semi-shaded spot and they don't need pruning other than a very light tweak to keep them from getting straggly. They flower on the previous year's growth so pruning now would not be a good idea. Try giving it a low nitrogen high potash/phosphate feed to help ripen the wood.

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