Osmanthus Burkwoodii is part of the Oleaceae family. It is a large evergreen plant with a slow-growing compact habit, suitable to use as a free-standing shrub or planted as a hedge. The masses of tiny sumptuously fragrant white flowers are produced in spring providing a rich scent, which at times appears to fill the whole garden.  Due to its intense fragrance, it is an ideal hedge to plant close to an entranceway, on the patio or along a pathway to welcome guests as they pass.

The small very fragrant flowers, often said to be scented like Jasmine, are set off beautifully against the small dark green and glossy leaves, making it an excellent addition to any garden. It is also extremely well suited to topiary, making focal points in any garden schemes or at entrances.

How to Plant Osmanthus Burkwoodii Hedges

Osmanthus Burkwoodii hedges are extremely hardy and perform well in a variety of conditions including well-drained chalky, sandy, clay or loam soil types. It is also important to note that the plant is not suited to cold or exposed planting sites so is therefore better-suited to more sheltered spots either in full sun or partial shade.

Known for its slow growth, Osmanthus Burkwoodii hedges grow around 15cm per year and therefore require little maintenance and pruning. In order to maximise its growth, you must provide the best possible conditions all year round. Many use Osmanthus Burkwoodii hedges as an alternative to box hedging.

We recommend trimming your hedging after flowering, which will then increase the number of flowers (and a stronger smell) the following year. Osmanthus Burkwoodii hedges can reach an ultimate height of approximately 4 metres in time if left. It is suitable for trimmed hedges of 90-200cm in height.

Why Choose Hopes Grove Nurseries?

Hopes Grove Nurseries are a local, family-run nursery based in Kent, the UK’s garden of England. As the industry’s leading hedging specialists, we have extensive expertise when it comes to half a million hedging varieties.

Our lush, green location is ideal for the growth of our top-quality hedging plants. From instant hedging, Potentilla hedging, Berberis hedging and more. Each and every plant is lovingly grown to the highest quality, ensuring they’re fresh as a daisy by the time they reach you.

Cultivated throughout our extensive 80-acre nursery, our high-quality plants can be delivered directly from us to your door anywhere in the UK. Renowned for our quality, it’s no wonder customers return to us year after year, season after season for their hedging needs. Take a look at our Feefo reviews to learn more about what our customers think.

Throughout our 30+ years of growing, we’ve made it our mission to gather extensive knowledge and information so we can pass this onto our customers. From hedge pruning tips to planting guidance and choosing the right hedge, we’re here to help. We offer exclusive insights via our knowledge hub where we answer your FAQs. If your question is more specific, feel free to give us a call and talk to a planting expert.

If you’d like to learn more about our Osmanthus Burkwoodii hedge plants before you buy, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our hedge-loving team.