Osmanthus Shrubs

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  1. When and How Do You Prune Osmanthus Shrubs for Good Hedging
  2. edible osmanthus in New Zealand
  3. Freezing temp tolerance of plant
Asked by korki on November 6, 2011
When and How Do You Prune Osmanthus Shrubs for Good Hedging

When and how do you prune Osmanthus shrubs for good hedging?

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Your should prune Osmanthus in early spring. This is when there will be new growth and you can shape the plant to your desired hedge shape.

You can do pruning with pruning shears or hedge clippers and simply shape the shrubs to the shape you would like.

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Asked by huangrong123 on October 2, 2016
Edible Osmanthus in New Zealand

I read the article, “Osmanthus Bush Uses: Fragrant Tea Olive Cultivation And Care” By Jackie Carroll. Where in NZ I could buy this edible flower? Thank you.


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I would try Ebay, they can be a good source of unusual or difficult to find plants.

Make sure you check the sellers ratings to make sure you are purchasing from a reliable seller.


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Asked by Ppj005@bellsouth.net on January 17, 2018
Freezing Temp Tolerance of Plant

How low a temperature can osmanthus tolerate? This is a north Florida…Ocala area question.

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Unfortunately, there is much conflicting information about this subject. It would seem that if they are not used to cold then they don't handle freezing temperatures very well, but it they are occasionally exposed to cool temps while they are younger then they tend to tolerate it a little more.

Some cultivars can handle below freezing down into the upper twenties, while others can barely handle frost.

This article will give you information on caring for this plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/osmanthus/tea-olive-cultivation.htm

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