Mislabelled seed?

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    ginsenghamster Active Member 10 Years

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    Grew this from seed labelled as a Daphne, but I don't think its a Daphne. Seedlings are identical. Plants are several years old now. Yes, its an evergreen. Has not yet flowered even though plants are over a meter tall.
     

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    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    You are correct...not Daphne.
    It looks like Osmanthus delavayi.

    Osmanthus delavayi. - Google Search

    By now I would expect flowers. Here it flowers at the end of March.

    Presume the shrub is now planted out in the garden.
     
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    ginsenghamster Active Member 10 Years

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    Oh, thank you! No, the plants are not in the garden but in large pots in the greenhouse. I didn't want to plant them out until I knew what they were as we have deer (plural).
     
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    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    Shrubs over 1 m tall will not be happy in a pot...unless each is in a huge pot.
    That is probably why you haven't had any flowers yet.
     
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    ginsenghamster Active Member 10 Years

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    Yeah, they're in deep 14 inch pots in good soil. I look forward to their flowers. The plant itself looks very desirable.
     

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