Osmanthus fragrans

Sweet Olive, Sweet Osmanthus, Fragrant Olive

Evergreen shrubs or trees with attractive leathery leaves and fragrant but inconspicuous flowers, Osmanthi are tough plants that thrive in a wide range of soils, including heavy clay. They like full sun, but can grow well in partial shade. Semi-drought-tolerant when established. Useful as hedges, background or screening plants. Propagate by cuttings.
Osmanthus fragrans, Sweet Olive, Sweet Osmanthus, Fragrant Olive
The shiny green, dense foliage and apricot scented flowers make this an excellent espalier or container plant to grow near windows or entryways.

Attributes - Osmanthus fragrans

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Early Spring through Mid Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 10 ft. to 15 ft.

Width: 8 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Drought Tolerant, Fragrant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance.

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Osmanthus heterophyllus 'Variegatus'
 
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