Enjoy this year-round handsome evergreen shrub along your borders or hedges. The Tea Olive Osmanthus Fragrans is an evergreen shrub or small tree that is native to eastern and southeastern Asia. It is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 7 to 9 and is an ideal choice for those looking for a fragrant and attractive addition to their garden.
It is an attractive shrub or small tree with glossy dark green leaves and small white flowers that have a strong and sweet fragrance. The flowers bloom from late summer through fall and can provide a wonderful scent to your garden. The Tea Olive Osmanthus Fragrans also produces small black fruit that can be used for making tea or as a flavoring in cooking. In the spring, it becomes laced with delicate white flowers, sure to make your landscape stand out.
The Tea Olive Osmanthus Fragrans is a popular choice for hedges and foundation plantings, and is also suitable for espaliering and topiary. The shrub can grow up to 15 feet in height and width and can be pruned to keep it smaller. It is drought tolerant and prefers full sun to partial shade. The Tea Olive Osmanthus Fragrans is an easy to care for shrub and requires minimal pruning to maintain its shape and size. When planted in the right conditions, the Tea Olive Osmanthus Fragrans is a beautiful addition to any garden.