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Fragrant Tea Olive - Osmanthus fragrans

Fragrant Tea Olive - Osmanthus fragrans

(Oleaceae Osmanthus Fragrans None)
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    White Fragrant Tea Olive

    More about the Fragrant Tea Olive...

    Noteworthy Characteristics

    The Fragrant Tea Olive, Osmanthus fragrans, also known as the Sweet Olive, is a large evergreen shrub or small tree that produces copious amounts of the most wonderfully fragrant flowers in existence. The flowers are tiny but boy do they pack a punch! All it takes is one Tea Olive to fill the front or backyard with a heavenly scent of perfume. The scent is really indescribable. No other fragrant plant we know of smells like the Tea Olive. It's just one of those things you have to experience for yourself. The flowers are produced in both spring and fall, whenever the nightime temperatures are between about 40 to 60 degrees. In our gardens here in mid-Georgia, this means about 2 to 4 months out of the year, depending on how the weather goes.

    Uses

    A breeze will carry the aroma a good distance, but we suggest planting your Tea Olive near windows and outdoor living areas. This way you can enjoy the fragrance from close up. Tea Olives can be useful as a single specimen shrub or small tree, in groupings, in flowering shrub borders, as a natural hedge, visual screen or wind and noise buffer, to frame corners in home foundation plantings,or in fragrance or cottage gardens

    Culture & Care Tips

    The Tea Olive is an exceptionally easy plant to grow in most any average well-drained soil. It prefers full sun but will tolerate a little shade. Once established it is quite drought tolerant. It has very few if any insect or disease problems and deer don't touch it!


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    Customer Reviews

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    Most Helpful Reviews

    Great! Beautiful so far. And aromatic.

    April 6th 2016
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    by - Soddy Daisy, Tennessee

    Just waiting on this to get a little larger. It has already grown maybe about a foot or so within the last year!

    Reply from Gardener Direct:

    Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us and visitors to Gardener Direct with your review. We're very happy to hear that you are pleased with the Tea Olive and that it grew well during the first year. We have several specimens about 10 feet tall in our gardens. It took them about 7 years to get to that size from plants that were originally about 2 feet tall in 3 gallon containers. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service!

    Love my tea olive!

    July 6th 2015
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    by - Poulsbo, Washington

    I received a healthy tea olive plant, as described, and it is adapting and growing beautifully in its new home. Customer service was very helpful and I look forward to doing business with Gardener Direct in future. :)

    Reply from Gardener Direct:

    Hi Keri - Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us and visitors to Gardener Direct with your review. We are glad to hear it is adapting and growing beautifully in your gardens. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're always at your service!

    Osmanthus fragans

    July 6th 2015
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    by - Princeton, New Jersey

    My fragrant tea olive arrived in great condition and even had some of the small fragant flowers. It had a good root system and has been thriving in the afternoon partially sunny location on my patio. This plant is hard to find and Garden Direct was a great resource for a healthy plant.

    Reply from Gardener Direct:

    Hi Linda - Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us and visiotrs to Gardener Direct with your review. Glad to hear your Tea Olive is doing great and flowering. Let us know of there's ever anything else we can do for you. We're at your service!

    Great Service

    May 26th 2015
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    by - Kingman, Arizona

    I called and spoke with the manager on timing. He got the Fragrant Tea Olives out the door the next day. They arrived in perfect condition a day ahead of schedule. They are healthy and blooming, couldn't ask for more. Thanks

    Reply from Gardener Direct:

    Hi William - Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us and visitors to Gardener Direct with your review. We'y to hear that you were pleased with the quality of the Tea Olives. We usually ship within 3 to 10 days of receiving an order however, as you found, if you call us we can usually expidite an order. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service!

    Osmanthus Order

    May 9th 2015
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    by - Henderson, Nevada

    Plants came as order in great condition, flowering right away. Packaging worked well to contain the plants and keep them from being harmed. Overall very satisfied.

    Reply from Gardener Direct:

    Hi Jordan - Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us and visitors to Gardener Direct with your review. We're glad to hear that you were pleased with the tea Olive and the packaging. We hope you enjoy the fragrance of your Trea Olive for many years to come! Let us know if there's ever anything else we can do for you. We're at your service!

    4 times the size

    April 14th 2015
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    by - Fort Worth, Texas

    I had previously purchased the same shrub from another souce and decided to get another. Imagine my surprise when the one fron Gardener Direct arrived and was at least 4x the size of the other. I won't be using that other source again!

    Reply from Gardener Direct:

    Hi Deborah - Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us and visitors to Gardener Direct with your review of the Tea Olive plants. We're happy to hear that you were pleased with the size and quality of the plants. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can do for you. We're at your service!

    Fantastic experience

    November 7th 2014
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    by - Kirkland, Washington

    The plants arrived today and I planted them all. This was my first time buying vegetation off the internet and I was worried about shipping damage, etc., but I have to say that I was blown away by your packing job. The plants were high quality, the soil was moist, etc…couldn’t be more pleased. Here’s hoping they survive their first winter in Seattle. We had our first bloom already and the smell is incredible. I recommend, both, the plant and Gardener Direct.

    Reply from Gardener Direct:

    Hi Erich - Thanks so much for taking the time to provide your review! We're very happy to hear that you were happy with the plants and the packaging. Being that Seattle is in USDA Zone 8A (low temp of 10-15 degreesF), which is the same zone we're in, the tea olive should do fine. You're weather is probably a little cooler than ours throughout the year so you might get an even longer bloom season. Here in Georgia the fragrant tea olive blooms heavy in fall, sporadically through winter, and heavy again in spring. Let us know of there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service!

    Fantastic!

    October 10th 2014
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    by - Amherst, Virginia

    We were very pleased with our purchase and the speed with which we received it! We will definitely order again!

    Reply from Gardener Direct:

    Hi Rachel - Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us and visitors to Gardener Direct with your review. We are happy to hear that you were pleased with the Tea Olive plants and the speed in which they arrived. The Tea Olives in our gardens are blooming heavier than ever right now (October 2014) and the aroma is filling up the entire gardens. We have several that we've "limbed up" into small, evergreen trees and others used as a hedge. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service!

    Excellent

    August 21st 2014
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    by - Merrimack, New Hampshire

    Item was shipped the day after the order, received 2 days later in the sturdiest packing job I've seen. Granted the tea olives are supposed to be easy to grow, still, my plant was dropped into a planting pot, started growing new leafs literally the next day. Now I'm waiting for the flower buds.

    Reply from Gardener Direct:

    Hi Jin - We're very happy to hear that you were pleased with the quality of the plant and the packaging, and also that the Tea Olive are are growing nicely in their new home. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service!

    Tea Olive

    September 23rd 2012
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    by - STREATOR, IL United States

    Excellent large plant, very healthy. I am trying to find care information on the net for indoor care, but am not having a lot of luck. Again any suggestions on care is appreciated. I look forward to doing more business with you in the future.

    Beautiful size no damage to leaves

    September 5th 2012
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    by - Venice, FL United States

    The plant arrived within a week of ordering and I put in some root stimulator until I planted 2 days later. Looking beautiful with no damage to leaves what a wonderful job you did!

    tea olive

    November 28th 2011
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    by - New Rochelle, NY United States

    very satisfied with my purchase.

    Fragrant Tea olive is doing well

    April 16th 2014
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    by - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    We had a pretty harsh winter this year. It was probably the harshest one in well over ten years. I had a number of trees not survive, but this one made it through with no damage. I'm going to be training it as an espalier and it is just getting to the point where I can start tieing it off to the horizontal cables.

    Good Growing!

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