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Osmanthus (sin. Olea) fragrans cv. "auranticus" 20-40cm

Osmanthus (sin. Olea) fragrans cv. "auranticus" 20-40cm

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Osmanthus fragrans cv. "Auranticus," commonly known as Orange Supreme Sweet Olive, is a captivating cultivar of the classic Osmanthus fragrans or Sweet Olive plant. This particular variety is celebrated for its unique foliage and the delightful fragrance of its blossoms. Native to Asia, Osmanthus fragrans "Auranticus" is a prized ornamental shrub that adds a touch of elegance and sweet fragrance to gardens and landscapes.

Osmanthus fragrans cv. "Auranticus" is distinguished by its glossy, leathery leaves, which are lance-shaped and have a vibrant, golden-yellow to orange hue. These striking leaves provide a stunning backdrop to the plant's highly fragrant, small, tubular flowers. The flowers typically bloom in clusters and boast a sweet, apricot-like scent that is a hallmark of the Osmanthus fragrans species. The combination of golden foliage and fragrant blossoms makes "Auranticus" a sought-after choice for garden enthusiasts. Depending on the growing conditions and pruning, it can reach a height of 6 to 20 feet (1.8 to 6 meters).

Cultivation:

  1. Sunlight: "Auranticus" thrives in full sun to partial shade. It can tolerate some shade but may flower less profusely in deep shade.

  2. Soil: Well-draining, fertile soil is essential for optimal growth. Ensure good drainage to prevent waterlogged roots. Amending the soil with organic matter can improve its texture.

  3. Watering: Once established, "Auranticus" is moderately drought-tolerant. Water regularly during the growing season, especially during dry periods, but allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Reduce watering in the dormant season.

  4. Pruning: Prune Osmanthus fragrans cv. "Auranticus" to maintain its shape and remove dead or overgrown branches. Pruning is best done after flowering, typically in late spring or early summer.

  5. Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring to promote healthy growth and blooming. Follow the recommended dosage on the fertilizer label.

  6. Mulching: Mulch the soil around the base of the plant to conserve moisture, suppress weeds, and maintain a more consistent soil temperature.

  7. Temperature and Hardiness: This cultivar is generally hardy in USDA hardiness zones 7 to 10, similar to the standard Osmanthus fragrans. Protect it from freezing temperatures and strong, cold winds.

  8. Container Growing: "Auranticus" can be grown in large containers or pots, making it a versatile choice for patios and balconies. Use a well-draining potting mix and ensure proper drainage in the container.

  9. Pests and Diseases: Sweet Olive cultivars, including "Auranticus," are typically resistant to common pests and diseases. However, monitor for issues like aphids or scale insects and address them promptly if they occur.

Osmanthus fragrans cv. "Auranticus," or Orange Supreme Sweet Olive, is a remarkable and visually appealing cultivar that combines striking foliage with the classic fragrance of Sweet Olive blossoms. It adds a touch of color and elegance to gardens and landscapes while retaining the low-maintenance qualities of its parent species.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description

 

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 20-40cm

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