Fragrant flowers forum: Osthumus Fragrans

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Name: Jen Smith
NE Washington State (Zone 5a)
Jeanette
Dec 12, 2012 8:59 PM CST
Is another one. Another of the Olive trees. Suppose to be very fragrant and especially in the winter. They are not very easy to find tho. Jen
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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Dec 12, 2012 9:06 PM CST
Incredibly fragrant but very insignificant little blooms.
Hard to find but easy to kill. Sadly, mine bit the dust in the drought.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Dec 6, 2014 4:16 PM CST
I guess it depends somewhat on climate. Mine has been in the ground for about 15 years, gets practically no water, the deer leave it alone, and scents most of my yard with the most divine apricot fragrance for 1 1/2 to 2 months in the fall. This is Osmanthus fragrans 'Aurantiacus'. Fragrans has white flowers, and is nice, but not nearly as intoxicating as the orange form.

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Name: Kabby
Lowndesboro, AL (Zone 8a)
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Kabby
Dec 9, 2014 1:25 PM CST
@Henhouse Sherry I have never seen an orange tea olive, that's beautiful! Even the leaves look different than the typical plant.
I have never had trouble finding these here, usually Home Depot has them in the fall and it's one of the few shrubs I have never killed. Well except for the water oak that fell through that area of the yard. They bloom here spring and fall and I usually don't know it until I catch that wonderful fragrance on a breeze.
Name: Peggy
South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Smilacina
Nov 4, 2015 2:59 PM CST
Henhouse said:I guess it depends somewhat on climate. Mine has been in the ground for about 15 years, gets practically no water, the deer leave it alone, and scents most of my yard with the most divine apricot fragrance for 1 1/2 to 2 months in the fall. This is Osmanthus fragrans 'Aurantiacus'. Fragrans has white flowers, and is nice, but not nearly as intoxicating as the orange form.


Wow, I am so jealous. Here in SC, Osmanthus f. 'Aurantiacus' only blooms about a week or 10 days, but it is overwhelmingly wonderful when it does. However, my Osmanthus fragrans 'Fodingzhu' makes up for it by blooming 5 or 6 times in the fall and sporadically winter - spring.

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vniemann992
Dec 17, 2015 2:31 PM CST
They sell it here! http://www.logees.com/sweet-olive-fudingzhu-osmanthus-fragra...

vniemann992
Dec 17, 2015 2:31 PM CST
another variety: http://www.logees.com/osmanthus-apricot-echo-osmanthus-fragr...
Name: Peggy
South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Smilacina
Jan 7, 2016 3:13 PM CST
[quote="vniemann992"]another variety: ]http://www.logees.com/osmanthus-apricot-echo-osmanthus-fragr...
My 'Apricot Echo' has been blooming non--stop due to the mild fall. I think 20 degrees yesterday morning put a stop to that. The bloom clusters are much smaller than 'Aurantiacus' but it is wonderfully fragrant and I will be glad when my plant is a bit larger. It is about 3 1/2 feet now.

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