Sweet Osmanthus 'fragrans' Fragrant Tea Olive

Sweet Osmanthus 'fragrans' Fragrant Tea Olive

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Osmanthus fragrans

Sweet Osmanthus, or Fragrant Tea Olive, is a slow growing, broad and densely branched upright that can reach 20' high and 10-14' wide.

Dark-green, finely toothed leaves are background for tiny, white flower clusters in the fall. This plant is especially appreciated for its delightful apricot-like fragrance.

Drought tolerant                 Prefers fertile, acidic soil.

* Deer Resistant *         Attracts Bees & Butterflies

Photos courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC (336) 857-2131

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Large Shrub or Small Tree
Foliage Type Broadleaf Evergreen
Height 10' - 20 '
Spread 10' - 15'
Shape Upright & Rounded
Primary Foliage Color (Glossy) Dark Green
Seasonal Foliage Color (Glossy) Dark Green
Flowering Season Spring &  Autumn
Flower Color White
Berries Drupes
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Slow
Sun Preferences Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences Moist (not wet):Prepare planting area for adequate drainage. Poor drainage results in root rot. 
Cold Hardiness Zone 7 - 11