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Fragrant Tea Olive
Fragrant Tea Olive

Oleaceae Osmanthus Fragrans None

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Shipping Information
Cannot ship to: Alaska, California, Hawaii
Grows InZone 8A · 10° to 15° F through Zone 10B · 35° to 40° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Drought, Insect, Disease, Heat
Flower ColorWhite
BloomsSpring Blooms, Fall Blooms
Foliage ColorMedium Green
Average Height10' to 12'
Average Width6' to 8'
FragrancesFragrant Flowers
Additional Information About Fragrant Tea Olive

Tea Olive is a fast growing shrub and tree that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 8A through 10B. It matures to an average height of 10 feet to 12 feet and an average width of 6 feet to 8 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun, morning sun with afternoon shade or morning shade with afternoon sun and grows best when planted in sand, loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained. In the spring and fall Tea Olive produces white flowers. The foliage is medium green in color. If you like fragrance, Tea Olive has fragrant flowers.

Tea Olive can be useful in the landscape in foundation plantings, as a buffer or screen, as a background, in shrub borders, around decks, swimming pools, and other outdoor living areas, for topiary, as a focal point, in landscape beds or islands, grown flat against a wall or to accentuate entryways and also in theme gardens or cottage gardens.

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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Great root system!

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by Laura - Georgetown, DE

My tea olive arrived in great condition! It was even blooming small flowers and had a great root system. It's doing wonderful and my garden, partial sun. So glad i found it on your website, none of the places in my areas had it!


Love my tea olive!

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by Zella - Hershey, PA

Plants were healthy when they arrived. I planted the day after getting them and they are growing wonderfully! I love looking at them by my patio. I also want to thank Customer service for answering my questions about shipping. Thank you and i am looking forward to buying from you again!

Reply from Gardener Direct:

Hi Zella,Thank you so much from taking the time to share your experience with us at ToGoGarden.com! We are so happy your plants are doing so well! Please let us know if there is anything you need in the future, we are always happy to help!


Beautiful!

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by Kerry - Athens, GA

Beautiful plants! They got here so fast! They are blooming and smell wonderful! Very happy with purchase!


Great job!

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by Larry - Springdale, UT

Tea olives are doing great. They arrived in just a sooner than i expected - in just two days! They are blooming nice and are healthy! Great job!


Looks great!

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by Kara - Spring, TX

Plants arrived looking just wonderful! I had ordered some from another site a year ago and they weren't the best quality. When i received the ones i bought from your site it was night and day - plants were much bigger and so healthy! Will never buy from anyone else again! thanks!

Reply from Gardener Direct:

Hi Kara,Thank you for sharing your experience with us at ToGoGarden.com. We couldn't be happier knowing your plants arrived in great condition! Please let us know if there is anything further we can do for you!


Very happy

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by Luke - Harrisburg, PA

Very happy with purchase and ship time, got here very fast! Will order again!

Reply from Gardener Direct:

Hi Luke,Thank you for taking time to write a review, we are pleased to hear you love your Tea Olive and that you received it so fast. Please feel free to contact us if there is anything you need in the future!


Fantastic experience

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by Maya - Portland, OR

Plants just arrived and look great! Thanks! This was my first time buying plants online and i was worried they would be damaged during the shipping process but they looked great! Wonderful packing job and high quality plants, so happy! I will recommend you to all my friends!

Reply from Gardener Direct:

Hi Maya,Thank you so much for your kinds words and review! We are so thrilled to hear you love your plants and that they arrived safely! We hope to hear more from you in the future! Happy planting!


Packed well!

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by Pam - Boston, MA

Impressed with how well it was packed, someone really took time to pack it so sturdy. Arrived looking perfect. Growing very fast and well inside a pot. Looking forward to the flowers!


Tea Olive

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by Jason - Phoenix, AZ

Plants arrived in great condition and looked just as pictured. They were packed real well too. Planted and now they are flowing and doing well. Thank you.


fragrant tea olive

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by Daniel - Austin, TX

Very happy with tea olive. thank you for shipping fast.


Looks great

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by Dave - Macon, GA

Plants arrived not even a week after i placed my order. Planted a few days after getting and putting some root stimulator until i planted. Looks great! Great job!!


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by Bella - St. Louis, MO

Beautiful healthy plant!Planted in my backyard and it looks great! Looking forward to buying more plants from you in the future!


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by Anthony - Mineral Wells, TX

Great plant! Arrived with no damage. Looking great.


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