Common Name: Burkwood osmanthus
Origin/Ecology: Garden origin
Habit: Dense, slow-growing, large evergreen shrub of rounded habit, to 3 m.
Leaves: Dark green, ovate leaves 2.5-5 cm in length. Small serrations. Nodes laterally depressed.
Leaf Arrangement: opposite
Flowers and Fruit: Clusters of small, highly-scented white flowers with 4 petals, occasionally followed by a few black fruits.
Water Use, Soil: Well-drained soil.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade.
Landscape Uses: Hedging, screens, banks and slopes.
Limitations: Generally pest and disease free.
Other Features: Flowers on previous season’s growth. With no pruning, can grow 3-4 m tall, fountain-shaped.