Another frosty week here in Southland – winter has definitely arrived!
Looking pretty in the frosts this week is the Osmanthus fragrans – or Sweet False Olive. With its large glossy green leaves and delicate yet beautifully perfumed flowers, this tree can be smelt from a distance!
With dense, bushy habit, and deep green foliage it makes a tidy hedge or screen. Hardy, evergreen, grows to 3m+.
OSMANTHUS fragrans – Sweet False Olive, 35lt container, at 1.5m+ (measured from top of container)
also available in 12lt container, at 0.8-1m
OSMANTHUS heterophyllus ‘Purpurea’- Purple Sweet Olive, 80lt container, at 2m (measured from top of container)
also available in 35lt container, 1.5m+ now
Also known as purple false holly. An attractive small tree with leathery, spined, holly-like leaves, dark purple when young, and small, fragrant white flowers in autumn. Dense busy habit making it suited for hedging or screening. Hardy, evergreen, grows to 3 x 3m
Fresh purple new growth, as shown in summer