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Osteomeles obtusifolia is a Evergreen Shrub
It has uses.
We have almost no information on this species and do not even know its country of origin, though it is likely to be eastern Asia. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus.
Prefers a well-drained fertile loamy or peaty soil in a sheltered sunny position[
]. Requires a south or south-west facing wall where temperatures often fall to -5 and -10°c[
The seed requires a period of cold stratification and can be sown in late autumn in a cold frame[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 5 - 8cm with a heel, mid summer in a frame. Pot up in the autumn and overwinter in a greenhouse. Fair to good percentage[