Osmanthus Fragrans

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Re: Osmanthus Fragrans

Post by Izhar » May 21st, 2015, 11:52 am

What is its growth period? summers or winters?

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Re: Osmanthus Fragrans

Post by aykhan » May 21st, 2015, 11:59 am

Supposed to bloom in winter months in warm climates.

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Re: Osmanthus Fragrans

Post by mikhurram » May 21st, 2015, 12:32 pm

I bought mine in August last year and it bloomed on three occasions till December. This particular variety though is not deciduous but tends to shed some of its leaves. Mine is doing okay at the moment. A similar variety i sourced for Malik Sahib died probably due to either poor medium or placed in a site having more shade. This is a slow growing variety but ought to do well in Lahore.

Likewise Malik sahib brought an Osmanthus Burkwoodii variety from England which doesn't shed even a single leaf. I somehow tend to prefer that variety.

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Re: Osmanthus Fragrans

Post by khabbab » May 22nd, 2015, 1:26 pm

So whats the tips for its care? What does make this plant happy? Moisture? Humidity? Acidic soil? Morning sun?
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Re: Osmanthus Fragrans

Post by mikhurram » May 23rd, 2015, 2:26 pm

It doesn't require any specific care. Mine is growing in ordinary garden soil mixed with bhall and placed in a semi shade location. 4-5 hours of morning till noon is ideal.

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Re: Osmanthus Fragrans

Post by aykhan » May 23rd, 2015, 6:39 pm

Check the Osmanthus varieties available here

https://www.forestfarm.com/products.php ... :Osmanthus

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