Osmanthus Fragrans - Tea Olive
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 8-10.
Plant Quick Guide
Full-Partial Shade (4-6 hours)
Tea Olive, also called Sweet Olive, is a large evergreen shrub that will make a beautiful and fragrant addition to your yard or garden area. The shrub blooms recurrent white flowers but is better known for the soothing aroma emitted into the air -- a scent that will linger in your yard. The Tea Olive has a medium growth-rate and reaches a mature height of 15-20 feet with a spread of 10-15 feet. It is hardy to about 10 or 15 degrees (Zones 8-10). Plant in sun to partial shade. The Tea Olive is adaptable to many different soil types.
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First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Plant your Tea Olive in full sun or partial shade and in well-drained soil. Water regularly during first year until the tree is established. Fertilize once a year.