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Sweet Olive Osmanthus (Fragrant Tea Olive)

(8 customer reviews)

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About Sweet Olive Osmanthus (Fragrant Tea Olive)

The Sweet Olive Osmanthus (also called the Tea Olive and Fragrant Olive) is a densely branched large evergreen shrub that is native to parts of Asia. This Plant can be grown as a large hedge or screen, or the bottom branches can be trimmed to form a small tree. In late summer and early autumn the Sweet Olive produces small highly fragrant blooms that range in color from orange to yellow to white.

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in full sun to partial shade
  • dig hole 3X the width of pot,
  • backfill and plant 1″-2″ above soil level
  • water and add more soil if needed
  • mulch plant
  • Water 2-3 times per week until established

Spacing Your Sweet Olive Osmanthus

For a seamless planting, plant your Sweet Fragrant Tea Olive Osmanthus 4-5+ feet apart. For space between shrubs space them 6-8+ feet apart.

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Scientific Name
Osmanthus fragrans
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Average Size
10' H x 6'-8' W
Bloom Season
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8 reviews for Sweet Olive Osmanthus (Fragrant Tea Olive)

  1. Sam Kemp (verified owner)

    My plants arrived quickly, in great shape and are thriving. Will look to Plants By Mail for all of our future needs.

  2. Terrance Hanna

    sweet olive was big and healthy. nicely packaged and arrived when they said it would

  3. mikehdss3 (verified owner)

    Very beautiful plant, very healthy, shipped very quickly, will order everything I need from plants by mail if I need to order, great to deal with.

  4. Wand (verified owner)

    Love the sweet olive. It looks like it’s really doing good.

  5. Nancy (verified owner)

    Amazing delivery
    The plant is AMAZING
    Super excited to see it grow ❤️

  6. Mary Alice (verified owner)

    Christy, If you want to call a reaction to your defensiveness and tone rude , go ahead. I did not find your behavior to be concerned or professional. Apparantly, you cant keep track of your customers in a professional way either. No, I’m not confused about where I made the purchases, but you are confused about your records. I cannot help that. I received beautiful, healthy, alive plants, but they were not the correct size for what I paid for. Speaking of attitudes, you were already decided that I was in the wrong before you looked at the photos I sent. I asked to speak to your superior, and you refused, saying you were the owner. As you can see below, I am not comparing sizes with another vendor. Incidentally you wouldn’t tell me the standard for your sizes. Frankly, I wouldn’t take your advice on anything, but I’m wondering why you assume I have been making purchases with It’s easy to project your own attitude onto someone else when you need to insist you are right about something before actually showing sincere concern for the person who is providing you business,. The call did end in disappointment, not rudeness, over your treatment of a customer. Telling you I would expect better treatment toward a repeat customer and that I would not do business there again, is not rude. It’s factual.

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  7. Mary Lee (verified owner)

    Excellent customer service. Plants arrived in well packaged and in great condition.

  8. Mary Espada (verified owner)

    I received a very healthy plant in a nice size. I am very pleased with the product.

  9. Jennifer

    When will you have more Sweet Olive Osmanthus available?

    • PBM Garden Expert

      We expect the next crop to be ready spring of 2019

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