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Fragrant Tea OliveOsmanthus fragrans

  • Pecan - Carya illinoinensis
This large flowering shrub can be trained as a small tree.  Produces non-showy white flowers that produce an apricot fragrance that is somewhat soothing. Has glossy, oval leaves. 

  • Flowers can produce through early fall.  
  • Great for use in your lawn, garden or as a hedge.  
  • Drought-tolerant.
  • Can be grown in a container throughout zones 4 through 11.
  • These trees can be grown indoors as a container or patio tree.  Once the weather is warm, they can be transitioned outside.  Patio trees should be kept inside during cold days/nights.

Hardiness Zones

The fragrant tea olive can be expected to grow in Hardiness Zones 8–10. View Map

Tree Type

This is an ornamental shrub, typically planted for the visual interest and beauty it can bring to landscape.

Growth Speed Medium Growth Rate

This shrub grows at a medium rate, with height increases of 13–24" per year.

Sun Preference

Full sun and partial shade are best for this shrub, meaning it prefers a minimum of 4 hours of direct, unfiltered sunlight each day.