When should I plant Burkwood Osmanthus hedging?
When purchased as container grown, Burkwood Osmanthus can be successfully planted at any time of year. It's important to bear in mind, however, that you cannot plant when the temperature is either below freezing or in extreme heat. When planting in summer, you must ensure you are able to water regularly and abundantly.
How far apart do you plant Burkwood Osmanthus plants?
For smaller plants, we recommend planting around 3 per metre. For anything larger, around 40-50cm between each plant is about right.
How to plant Burkwood Osmanthus:
Begin by removing any weeds from the area you're going to plant the Burkwood in. Then dig the trench, ensuring it is twice as wide as the root ball but the same depth.
Turn the soil a little to ensure the soil is not very compacted, and mix the backfill soil with some organic matter or compost.
Then place the plants into the trench, ensuring they are straight and spaced out evenly. Backfill with the soil mix and pat down as you go along to secure the plant.
Water the plants very well after planting, and do this regularly for the next two years to ensure the roots have enough nutrients to develop with (this is even more important during dry and warm spells).