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Fragrant Orange Tea Olive - Osmanthus fragrans aurantiacus

Fragrant Orange Tea Olive - Osmanthus fragrans aurantiacus

(Oleaceae Osmanthus Fragrans Aurantiacus)
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    More about the Fragrant Orange Tea Olive...

    Noteworthy Characteristics

    A cousin of the white-flowering Tea Olive, Osmanthus fragrans, the Orange Tea Olive, Osmanthus aurantiaicus, produces the same fragrant flowers but in a wonderful creamy orange color! There are other subtle differences between the two varieties. The Orange Tea Olive is more cold hardy, growing as far north as USDA Zone 7a, however, it blooms only in the fall and not in both spring and fall as the white form does. Both have dark green foliage but the Orange Tea Olive is a little darker green. Also, some say that the Orange Teal Oive has a more pleasant fragrance due to the presence of carotenes in the flowers. It does smell a little sweeter, like candy. But we love them both! The flowers of the Orange Tea Olive are edible and also used in perfumes. In China, they use the flowers to scent black or green teas and also use it in perfumery. You'll see why when you plant one!

    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 Orange 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

    Happy Gardener

    June 9th 2014
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    by - Rockville, Maryland

    I received a beautiful robust plant that took off without any problems. It is too early for the blooms, but I hope to see them this fall. Excellent quality!

    Reply from Gardener Direct:

    Hi Marina - Thanks so much for taking the time to provide a review. We're happy to hear it's taking off well. Hope it blooms this fall so you can see and smell the blooms. The ones in our garden really do have bright orange flowers and they smell a little sweeter than other varieties. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service.

    Really careful packing and very prompt delivery

    May 6th 2014
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    by - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    The plant arrived in beautiful condition having been packed with extreme care. I was happily surprised and will no doubt order more at some time. It is doing well so far, and I'm looking forward to the wonderful fragrance.

    Reply from Gardener Direct:

    Hi Doris - Happy to hear the Tea Olive arrived safely. As you mentioned, we take great care to pack and ship plants as safely as possible. Hope you enjoy these!

    Orange Tea Olive Plant

    April 17th 2014
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    by - Andrews, South Carolina

    The plant arrived on time and in excellent condition. I am very happy with the quality of the plant and service that I received.

    Fragrant Orange Tea Olive - 1 Gallon

    September 26th 2012
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    by - Albuquerque, NM United States

    The plant came in good condition and I hope to enjoy nice-smelling orange flowers soon!

    Same beautiful plant

    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!

    Really healthy plants

    April 30th 2012
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    by - Stamford, CT United States

    I am really certified with my purchase. The tree looked really healthy and good roots, fast delivery, packing was impeccable. Matter fact, packing was done ensuring to protect this healthy plant. I was really impressed. Thank you very much! My Fragrant Orange Tea Olives are transplanted and being really happy. Can’t wait for blooming in a fall.

    So quick delivery

    May 23rd 2011
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    by - MI United States

    it is no damage! it is so healthy condition. thanks !!!

    Great plants

    May 1st 2011
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    by - Virginia Beach, VA United States

    Plants were packaged securely. Plants were much larger than expected. Shipping was timely. Would definately buy from again.

    Not a healthy plant

    August 28th 2012
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    by - great neck, NY United States

    Finally recieved my tea olive plant, with some yellow leaves, and a lot of holes on leaves eaten by warm I think?? Doubt if it can blossom? Very disappointed. The only PRO is the plant is packed nice, with no damage.