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Bboy and others, can you id these two?

Posted by jujujojo (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 8, 14 at 10:18

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RE: Bboy and others, can you id these two?

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RE: Bboy and others, can you id these two?

Both look like Osmanthus to me. The first almost looks like Osmanthus x Burkwoodii, a hybrid. But it would help to know where plant is growing.

The second almost looks like Osmanthus x fortunei 'San Jose', or similar or maybe fragrans?

Are these blooming NOW?? If so then likely NOT osmanthus!


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  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Fri, Mar 14, 14 at 23:09

Burkwood osmanthus and another osmanthus, as already suggested. Early spring is a typical time for Burkwood osmanthus to bud out and bloom. The other one probably blooms in fall.


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bboy, thank you very much. Pictures were taken in Southern England.


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  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 16, 14 at 12:53

Saw Burkwood osmanthus in bloom at a local garden center yesterday.


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RE: Bboy and others, can you id these two?

O x burkwoodii is in full swing here also. Jujujojo - you seem to get about a lot. Can you divulge where in S England you took these pictues? And when?


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Posted by floral_uk 8/9 (My Page) on Sun, Mar 16, 14 at 16:08

Hampshire, March 5, 2014.


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Whereabouts in Hampshire? On the coast? Any particular garden? Were you there yourself? Just curious. That's my neck of the woods.


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Posted by floral_uk 8/9 (My Page) on Mon, Mar 17, 14 at 7:38

I was visiting. I don't own property in the area. So, that would be my friends' gardens. I realize the soil is clay and the weather is wet for this season :-) I did not remember that you were active on GW during that time. Maybe next time, I could pop in and visit your establishments.


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I don't have any 'establishments,' jujujojo. Nor do I live in Hampshire. But I grew up there and know it well. I was just interested in where you were out of simple curiosity to know if it was somewhere I knew. The soils in Hampshire are very variable depending on where you are. They are not all clay by any means.


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Posted by floral_uk 8/9 (My Page) on Mon, Mar 17, 14 at 13:00

What town did you spend your childhood in?


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Where were your photos taken?


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I realize now that Osmanthus x Burkwoodii does bloom in Spring because --- I have one!

I just put it in last spring when it was loaded with flowers. Flowers smell a bit like mild honey to me. Nothing like the fragrant fall-bloomers. But a nice plant. It seems to have handled our winter from hell OK.


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