Tea OliveScientific Name: Osmanthus fragrans
Best Planted In Zone: 8-10
The 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 20-30 feet with a spread of 8-12 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. USDA ZONES:Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Most PlantMeGreen trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon confirmation of your PlantMeGreen purchase. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your PlantMeGreen package. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, if a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order.
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.