Tea Olive Osmanthus fragrans

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TEAOLI

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$5.95
The Tea Olive is a classic shrub among southern gardeners. The flowers are tiny, but not inconspicuous because they are amazingly fragrant.
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  • Sweet Tea Olive

     

    Osmanthus fragrans. - Sweet Tea Olive

    Information below is only the potential the plant has. You will be receiving one plant between 3 and 8 inches in height shipped in a 3 inch deep pot.


    The Tea Olive is a classic shrub among southern gardeners. The flowers are tiny, but not inconspicuous because they are amazingly fragrant. A very pleasant and desirable fragrance; I was repotting my personal collection of Tea Olives that are in bloom and I was greeted with the most lovely scent, there is no perfume that can compare to the Tea Olive's perfectly balanced redolence. Flushes of blossoms occur much of the year.  The blossoms are so insignificant looking you will most likely miss them the first couple of times they are in bloom, but your nose will tell you they are there. The plant grows to about 10 - 15 feet if allowed but can be pruned and easily maintained as a shorter hedge if desired or as a small tree.


    Zones 7-10. Full sun to part sun. Does best in more sun except in zone 10 where it will appreciate a little shade. Drought tolerant once established. 



    Sweet Tea Olive 

     

    Plant Characteristics

     

    Fruit/Flower/Aroma Characteristics

    Plant Height

    10 - 15 feet

     

    Bloom color

    White

    Common form

    Shrub can trained into a tree

     

          Bloom time

    Late winter to early spring & late summer to early fall

    Growth

    Moderate

     

    Quality

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    xLeaves

    Evergreen

     

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    Culture

    Soil

    Rich well drained

    Exposure

    Full to part sun

    Application

    Landscape, container

    Zone

    7-10

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