Osmanthus delavayi

Yamina-Rare-PlantsSKU: OsmDel14
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Size: 14cm pot
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A great low spreading evergreen shrub. In early spring masses of perfumed small white flowers adorn the branches. I found these on the side of the road in Western Yunnan China. We grow three different selections all wild collected forms. The form here is much lower and spreading compared to Heaven Scent and Pearly Gates. These were growing in a cluster in an open site and looked superb tight bushes in mass flower, if I hadn't been watching these would not have made it into commerce. The variation within a wild species is often huge and I found similar variety in wild michelia yunnanensis. Often the European/British plant hunters introduced plants that were inferior and became the known form in western gardens, this opens a new wave of possibilities for future gardens as better selections are made.

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