Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit. (1993)
Common Name : Burkwood osmanthusFamily : OleaceaeType : ShrubHabit : BushyHeight : 2.5-4 metresSpread : 2.5-4 metresFlower colour : WhiteFlowering from : Aprilto MayFoliage : EvergreenFoliage colour : GreenHardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°Sunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - WinterFragrant
O. × burkwoodii is a dense, slow-growing, large evergreen shrub of rounded habit, to 3m, with dark green, ovate leaves 2.5-5cm in length and clusters of small, highly-scented white flowers, occasionally followed by a few black fruits.