Osmanthus Fragrans in Palm Springs?

toffee-el(Z8b Sunset Z13 Elev 4650ft)January 31, 2013

Anyone tried Osmanthus Fragrans around Palm Springs? Can they handle the heat and low humidity? I am talking about planting in full sun.

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Here in Pasadena, they do fine with summer heat and low humidity, but I have them in part shade. The one that's happiest gets morning sun and then is sheltered by the shadow of the house from about 1:30 pm on. I also water them regularly. My guess would be that full sun in Palm Springs might tend to make them burn. They'd probably survive, but not thrive. A better choice would be something that's not going to fight your climate.


    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 9:53AM
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nil13(z21 L.A., CA (Mt. Washington))

The Perry book says, 'no',

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 11:15AM
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bahia(SF Bay Area)

Desert full sun and heat would fry the foliage of Osmanthus fragrans, and it would probably be a struggle to get this to do well even in a shaded and protected patio with just dappled sun.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2013 at 5:19PM
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Under a lath or shade cloth is your best chance.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 12:49AM
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