Osmanthus fragrans (Tea olive)

Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10-15 feet
Light: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Average soil. Tolerates heavy clays. Drought tolerant once established.
Description: Fragrant Tea Olive, the most fragrant of any Osmanthus species! Small white blooms cover branches in the fall and sporadically ‘til late winter– one of the BEST smells EVER! In China, flowers are sometimes added to teas. Cold hardy to 10 degrees, but O. fragrans can be damaged by low temperatures. Site in a protected, sunny spot. Usually reaches 10-15’ and is a multi-stemmed shrub in the Atlanta area.


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