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Fragrant Olive

Osmanthus fragrans

Item 6315

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USDA Zone:
8-11
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6
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Description:

A large evergreen shrub or small tree with a broad upright form that is densely branched and covered with finely toothed, dark green foliage. Tiny flower clusters have a delightful apricot-like fragrance. Works well for formal or informal hedges and screens, or as a landscape specimen. Plant near walks and entrances to enjoy the fragrance.

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Average Landscape Size
Slow growing; reaches 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Osmanthus fragrans
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers ,   Fragrant
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Cottage ,   Contemporary ,   Asian/Zen
Design Ideas: This is a favorite old-fashioned shrub or small tree grown for its sweetly fragrant flowers. Treat it as a background for the perennial border or group with more spectacular deciduous flowering shrubs. May work well as foundation planting and along fencelines where summers aren't too hot. Consider it a requirement in a country or Victorian garden. Makes a healthy, dense and wonderfully scented screen or privacy hedge.

Provide enriched, moist, well-drained soil. Shelter from intense afternoon sun in hot summer regions. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in early spring. Prune annually for a neat appearance and to maintain desired size and shape.

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