Sweet Tea Olive

Osmanthus fragrans


Member Price: $79.95

Sweet Tea Olive
Sweet Tea Olive
Sweet Tea Olive
Sweet Tea Olive

Sweet Tea Olive

Osmanthus fragrans

Price: $89.95

Member Price: $79.95

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The Sweet Tea Olive (Osmanthus fragrans), also known as Fragrant Olive or Sweet Olive, is a beloved evergreen shrub prized for its enchanting fragrance, attractive foliage, and elegant appearance. This versatile plant can be used in a variety of garden settings, making it a popular choice among gardening enthusiasts.

The Overall Plant

Native to Asia, the Sweet Tea Olive is a medium-sized, slow-growing shrub that typically reaches heights of 10 to 12 feet, with a spread of 6 to 10 feet. It thrives in USDA hardiness zones 8 to 11, making it suitable for a wide range of climates. The plant prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil, and once established, it is drought-tolerant and relatively low-maintenance.

The Sweet Tea Olive's graceful, upright growth habit and evergreen foliage make it an ideal choice for a variety of garden applications, including hedges, screens, foundation plantings, and accent plants. With its easy-to-grow nature and alluring features, the Sweet Tea Olive is a valuable addition to any garden.

The Flowers

The true allure of the Sweet Tea Olive lies in its captivating flowers. Blooming intermittently from late summer through fall, the small, creamy-white flowers grow in clusters along the stems. Although the flowers may appear inconspicuous, their enchanting fragrance is anything but. The sweet, apricot-like scent can fill the air and can be detected from a distance, making the Sweet Tea Olive a perfect choice for planting near patios, walkways, or other outdoor living spaces.

In addition to their delightful fragrance, the flowers of the Sweet Tea Olive also attract pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, adding life and vitality to your garden.

The Foliage

The Sweet Tea Olive's glossy, dark green foliage is an attractive feature that provides year-round interest. The leaves are leathery, elliptical, and typically 2 to 4 inches long, giving the plant a dense and lush appearance. The evergreen foliage not only serves as a beautiful backdrop for the fragrant flowers but also offers a striking contrast to the surrounding plants in your garden.

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Every plant comes with our expert planting guide that will cover the specifics to ensure your plant grows absolutely nuts. It also comes with our free 30 day guarantee so if you aren't happy we got you covered.

Why Flora's Market?

We're not some middleman or corporate farm, when you buy from Flora's Market you are buying directly from a family of growers that's been doing it for generations. We pride ourselves on quality, that's why we back our plants 100% with our grower guarantee. If you're not happy don't sweat it, we got you covered.

Mature height: 10-12 ft.

Mature width: 6-10 ft.

Sunlight: Full-Partial Sun

Growth rate: Moderate

Country of origin: Asia

Growing zones:

Outdoor: 8-11