Sweet Olive Osmanthus (Fragrant Tea Olive)

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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.

Common Name
Sweet Olive Osmanthus (Fragrant Tea Olive)
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  1. 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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