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Fragrant Tea Olive

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Description

Fall in love with the alluring, sweet scent of the Fragrant Tea Olive. This Tea Olive, the Osmanthus Fragrans, has a long bloom time which begins in fall and, in many climates, continues throughout winter and into spring. You will enjoy the lovely aroma for months!

This southern favorite isn't only adored for it fragrant, tiny, but abundant blooms. The evergreen foliage is attractive and dense, with leaves similar to a holly. This plant is hardy and disease resistant making it super easy to care for. You will love the year-round green in your landscape!

The Fragrant Tea Olive prefers full to part sun and well-drained soil. Water your new plant deeply about twice a week throughout the establishment period. After establishment, Tea Olives are extremely drought tolerant and maintenance free! If needed fertilize with a slow release fertilizer once yearly in early fall. There is no need to prune this shrub unless you want to limit size or shape. If pruning is desired, prune in late winter or early spring. Tea Olives bloom on new growth so keep that in mind when planning your pruning.

Get yours today. You'll be enjoying the heavenly scent in no time!

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AZ, LA

Soil Type

Adaptable, Well-drained

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Drought Tolerance

Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Fall Color Green
Bloom Color White
Botanical Name Osmanthus Fragrans

How To Care

Spring and fall are ideal times to plant your Fragrant Tea Olive. The Tea Olive grows in zones 7 to 10, but can be patio grown or grown indoors in other zones with appropriate care and conditions.

Fragrant Tea Olives prefer full to part sun. These shrubs are adaptable to any soil as long as it is well-drained soil. Water your new plant deeply about twice a week throughout the establishment period. After establishment, Tea Olives are extremely drought tolerant and low maintenance. In the first year, if the weather is extremely dry and hot, water your plant deeply about once weekly. If needed, fertilize with a slow release fertilizer once yearly in early fall. There is no need to prune this shrub unless you want to limit size or shape. If pruning is desired, prune in late winter or early spring. Tea Olives bloom on new growth so keep that in mind when planning your pruning.

Fragrant Tea Olives are disease and pest resistant and tend to only encounter problems when stressed. So, planting in the correct conditions and providing appropriate care are the best ways to keep these plants healthy. Scale is one of the few potential insects that can affect Tea Olives. This can be treated with horticultural oil. Diseases are easily avoided by ensuring your soil is well drained and never saturated.

Shipping Restriction

AZ, LA

Soil Type

Adaptable, Well-drained

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Drought Tolerance

Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Fall Color Green
Bloom Color White
Botanical Name Osmanthus Fragrans

Landscape Ideas

 In the landscape, this small tree looks great as an accent shrub, hedge or screen. Just remember to plant your Fragrant Tea Olive where you can enjoy the intoxicating scent often! Around a patio, deck, porch or outside your front door are perfect choices!

Look like a landscape pro with the easy care Fragrant Tea Olive! 

Shipping Restriction

AZ, LA

Soil Type

Adaptable, Well-drained

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Drought Tolerance

Good
Mature Height 10-15 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Fall Color Green
Bloom Color White
Botanical Name Osmanthus Fragrans

Shipping Details

Due to the winter season we hold plant shipments to Zones 3-6 till April 15th. Zones 7-10 will ship now.

If you are in Zones 3-6 and would like to have your order shipped now please call 980-444-2353 

Most orders and all supplies are processed and shipped the same day.

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01/12/2019
Brook B.
United States

Best Online Plants I have Bought

These two 3 Gallon Fragrant Tea Olive arrived beautifully packed and with moist soil -- they were HUGE almost three feet tall -- with full and bushy leaves - even though I got free shipping. -- they are in the ground here now in Zone 7 -- I ordered them in December in North Carolina -- they are doing very well and we will definitely be back for more plants and perhaps a few more of these :) Thank you!!

LM
11/10/2018
Leela Menon

Super !

These were good sized plants for a 3gal size. They were received in very good condition and still looking pretty happy after 3 days in the ground.

DS
09/03/2018
Darlene S.

Not performing well

I purchased three of this product. I've tried several different locations. Shade, sun, part sun, part shade, all shade, all sun.. Nothing , no area did any good. This is a very poor performing plant. Won't buy anymore.

09/05/2018
PlantingTree™ Online Garden Center

Thank you for the feedback. We are so sorry to hear that you are experiencing an issue with your plants. Please send us a few photos to the email below so that we can further assist you: support@plantingtree.com

DG
06/02/2018
Debbie G.
United States

Amazed at the quality

We recently purchased a 5 gallon tree and 5 gallon shrub. They came in beautiful condition! We were amazed and will be purchasing again.

G
05/18/2018
Gupta
United States

Plants are very very small for being a 3 gallon plants.

We have ordered in the past from an another organization and when I ordered 3 gallon plants from them they were at least 3 feet tall and roots were secured. Your plants came in and they were only 1 feet tall which was a disappointment and now in the ground they are wilting. Don't know what to do?

05/21/2018
PlantingTree™ Online Garden Center

Fragrant Tea Olives are generally going to be shorter this time of year. Later in the season the same plants are easily twice as tall, but the maturity of the roots is about the same. Please send us photos to support@theplantingtree.com so we can help you with problems you are experiencing. We are happy to help. Jill R, Horticulturist

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