Burkwood Osmanthus

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Charming and Fragrant Privacy Burkwood Osmanthus

  • Sophisticated Cultivar
  • Marvelous Broad-Leaved Evergreen Hedge
  • Lush Green, Glossy Leaves
  • Beautiful Privacy All Year-Long
  • Carefree Performance
  • Shear it Formally, Or Grow it Out Naturally
  • Can Be Kept At Any Height
  • Use as Living "Garden Walls"
  • White Flowers are Very Fragrant
  • Great Nectar Source for Hummingbirds and Butterflies
  • Prolific Spring Bloom
  • Plant in Sun or Partial Shade
  • Handles High Heat and Humidity
  • Easy Care
  • High Performer
  • Deer Don't Prefer the Taste or Texture

The quest for effective screening plants is top of mind for many Americans. Imagine a dense evergreen that looks light and inviting, but blocks out unsightly modern views.

Elegant Burkwood Osmanthus (Osmanthus x burkwoodii) develops into a hard-working garden feature. Use it to bring definition, year-long color and fine-texture to your space.

It simply shines in spring. There are so many dangling clusters of white flowers growing at the leaf junctures along each branch; a Burkwood in bloom looks like a beautiful white cloud in spring.

It smells like Heaven! Relish this choice throughout your landscape.

Beneficial pollinators also love the fragrant white flowers, as do butterflies and hummingbirds. These special shrubs with their tubular flowers offer easy access to nectar.

Cut several branches for indoor arrangements. They'll perfume the whole room with a very fresh, fruity and floral scent.

Plenty of lustrous green foliage is held on well-branched, upright shrubs. The tips of the small leaves are perfectly pointy, and new growth comes on coppery in springtime.

Burkwood is an excellent evergreen choice to use in full sun or partial shade. It's great used as a hedge, or to create garden rooms.

Keep it tall, or prune it shorter. Let it be "fluffy", or formally shear it after the flowers are done for the season.

Osmanthus has a well-deserved reputation as a great choice if you live in an area with heavy deer pressure. They really don't care for the pointed leaves, although you'll want to use deer repellent spray on planting day.

Use Burkwood Osmanthus whether you want to boost privacy on a residential property, or gain year-round color on a commercial lot. Just place your order for this popular shrub ASAP.

How to Use Burkwood Osmanthus in the Landscape

Create a private sanctuary in your backyard with a long, flowering hedge. Plant three-foot on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.

This is a perfect choice for a "friendly fence" along the property line. Those flowers will make your neighbor smile, too!

Even in small space gardens, a single Burkwood can be placed to create separate garden rooms. This is a proven design technique to help families live large, even on a tiny lot.

For long, narrow yards, place one two-thirds of the length. Keep it centered in the lawn or place it nearer to the edge of the property.

The larger side can become a stylish entertainment area with a gorgeous living backdrop. Turn the smaller side into a private retreat, complete with hammock or chaise.

Add more shrubs to create a fantastic outdoor dining room. You'll cherish the time spent with friends, laughing under the stars.

No need to worry about nosy parkers peeping in on your pool deck, either. This carefree shrub is a perfect choice for privacy.

Add fall flowers, too. Alternate Burkwood with Gulftide Osmanthus for fragrant blooms in spring and fall.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Durable Burkwood Osmanthus can tolerate sun conditions from blazing full sun to partial shade. It needs at least four hours a day for best flowering.

Well-drained soil is a must. If you want to run a hedge through a low spot, bring in additional soil to create a planting mound.

Once the plant is established, it can survive periodic drought. However, you'll protect your investment with a medium amount of supplemental water given on a regular basis.

Apply a layer of mulch to a depth of three-inches over the root system. Always pull it away from the stems for good air circulation.

Once the blooms are done, prune to shape or shear. Keep the base wider than the top to ensure plenty of sunlight at the base of Burkwood hedges.

Apply a slow-release evergreen fertilizer formula. Follow the directions on the label.

You'll be excited to open your sturdy Nature Hills box. Our commercial-grade Burkwood Osmanthus are absolutely gorgeous, order now!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Burkwood Osmanthus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Osmanthus x burkwoodii
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 8 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes