Osmanthus x burkwoodii


Osmanthus x burkwoodii Instant Hedging forms a compact and dense evergreen hedge. With regular trimming it can form a very formal hedge around 60 cm tall and upwards.

Type Length Weight Height Depth
Osmanthus x burkwoodii

1m Trough





£66.00 per metre
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Osmanthus x burkwoodii

Hedge Bag





£219.00 per metre
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All Troughs and Bags are 100cm long, and all prices include VAT. A delivery charge of £48 is added if the overall cart quantity is below 5 Troughs or Bags.


Osmanthus x burkwoodii Instant Hedging is a small leaved dark green evergreen. With regular trimming it will form an amazingly dense plant that is an equal to Box for a low hedge. It is a slow growing plant that will eventually reach just over 2 metres in height. If left slightly untrimmed they will produce a mass of white highly fragrant flowers in April and May, but with regular trimming it will not flower as well.

While Osmanthus x burkwoodii Instant Hedging has not been used much in the past for hedging it is starting to gain in popularity due to the intensity of the green in the leaves, the flowers and the size and density of foliage which is making it an impressive Box substitute. It can also be trimmed into topiary shapes with balls being the most common.

The Royal Horticultural Society gave Osmanthus x burkwoodii and Award of Merit in 1978 and an Award of Garden Merit in 1984

ASPECT Coast Exposed Coast Sheltered Inland Exposed Inland Sheltered Heavy Shade
HEIGHT Less then 1m 1-2.5m 2.5-5m Over 5m
SOIL Heavy Clay Medium Loam Light Sandy Peat Acid Alkaline Poorly Drained
TRIMMING Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
FEEDING Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
FLOWERING Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
HARDINESS Hardy to -10°C Hardy to below -10°C GROWTH RATE 20-30cm per year

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