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Osmanthus Fragrans in Palm Springs?

Posted by toffee-el Z9 Sunset Z13 SoCal (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 31, 13 at 22:09

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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RE: Osmanthus Fragrans in Palm Springs?

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.

Kay


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RE: Osmanthus Fragrans in Palm Springs?

  • Posted by nil13 z21 Mt. Washington L (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 4, 13 at 11:15

The Perry book says, 'no',


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RE: Osmanthus Fragrans in Palm Springs?

  • Posted by bahia SF Bay Area (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 4, 13 at 17:19

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.


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RE: Osmanthus Fragrans in Palm Springs?

Under a lath or shade cloth is your best chance.


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