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20% off Hardy Shrubs
20% off Exotic, half-hardy plants and succulents

Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Purpureus'

Common Name: Star of Bethlehem
Plant Family: Asparagaceae
Plant Type: Hardy Shrub


A slow growing evergreen shrub with Holly-like leaves which are green with a purple tiinge, especially on new growth. Small scented flowers are borne in autumn. A good specimen for a container, and also good for coastal gardens. Grow in well drained soil in sun to part shade.

POT SIZE/QUANTITY:  1.5 litre
Season of Interest:  All year round
Sun or Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Height:  large (up to 12 feet)
Minimum temperature:  Hardy
Position/Situation:  Sunny Border
Planting Style:  architectural
Scent:  Scented Flowers
Suggested Use:  Hedging or Screening
Leaf Colour:  Purple
Habit/Shape:  Bushy
Evergreen:  Yes
Soil Type:  Normal, well-drained but moisture retentive
Soil PH:  No preference

Availability:  

8 in stock  

8 in stock

Price:  £7.60
List Price:  £9.50
Saving Of:  £1.90 (20%)
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20% off Hardy Shrubs


Mainland UK  £8.50 -£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1 through to IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value £35) FREE
Seeds & cuttings only  £2 Collect from our Nursery (Elmsett, Suffolk, IP7 6LZ) FREE
Scottish Highlands & offshore Islands From £10 We only send plants & seeds to UK locations (excl. Northern Ireland) Sorry we cannot ship to any other Country due to British Plant Health regulations on the export of plants post Brexit. There are no exceptions unfortunately  

 

See our delivery information page for details

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Quantity or Pot size" on plant information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.