Osmanthus fragrans f. aurantiacus 'Apricot Echo'
Broadleaf evergreen shrub that produces clusters of fragrant flowers (reportedly apricot-scented). New growth comes in in dark burgundy. This cultivar is supposed to be repeat-flowering with orange blooms. Prefers moist soil but drought-tolerant when established. Although it would prefer afternoon shade in our hot climate, such places are rare in our garden so ours is in full sun as part of the shrub border along our left fence. It started blooming, a bit sparsely on its small frame, in mid-February.
||soft orange (fall-winter)
||moist, well-drained soil
In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: left fence border
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February 15, 2020