|Fragrant Tea Olive|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Soil pH Preferences:||Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 11
|Plant Height:||Can attain heights of 20 feet, but usually 6-8 feet|
|Plant Spread:||10 to 15 feet|
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
|Flower Time:||Late winter or early spring
Late spring or early summer
Other: Sporadic blooms during the summer months.
|Suitable Locations:||Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
|Uses:||Windbreak or Hedge
|Propagation: Other methods:||Cuttings: Stem
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
|Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Dec 2, 2011 9:21 PM
Osmanthus fragrans is a popular landscape shrub in many southern gardens. It can attain heights to 20' but is usually seen in the 6' range. Fragrant Tea Olive has opposite, shiny, dark green toothed or smooth leaves, and both types can be present on the plant at the same time. The blooms are rather inconspicuous but they are extremely fragrant! Prune to encourage branching, maintain size and keep a neat appearance.
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|flaflwrgrl||On November 29, 2017||Bloomed
Blooming when I purchased it yesterday. Smells like sheer heaven!
|Chantell||On May 6, 2021||Obtained plant
Lucked out and Walmart had these again...just in time to purchase for the new home. Will most like plant in front left flower bed against right side of garage. LOVE the scent of these!!
|Chantell||On April 16, 2016||Obtained plant
Planted in ground (3' at time of purchase) - far left - in upper flower bed
|paleohunter||On April 26, 2021||Cuttings took|
|paleohunter||On November 26, 2020||Cuttings took|
|paleohunter||On September 7, 2020||Potted up|
|paleohunter||On June 13, 2020||Cuttings took|
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