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Noun1.Osmanthus - widely distributed genus of evergreen shrubs or trees of southern United States and Middle East and China and Japan
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Oleaceae, Oleaceae, olive family - trees and shrubs having berries or drupes or capsules as fruits; sometimes placed in the order Oleales: olive; ash; jasmine; privet; lilac
American olive, devilwood, Osmanthus americanus - small tree of southern United States having panicles of dull white flowers followed by dark purple fruits
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Its name is a bit of a mouthful but Osmanthus x burkwoodii - sometimes called burkwood osmanthus - is an attractive evergreen shrub featuring glossy green leaves and clusters of small, sweetly scented white flowers that appear from April to May.
Other candidates worth considering are: Osmanthus x burkwoodii, another small evergreen, with small fragrant white flowers in spring; and Viburnum tinus - evergreen, with clusters of small white flowers from late winter to spring.
Osmanthus x burkwoodii is very fragrant and slowly reaches 3m (10ft) in height and spread.