Sweet Olive

Osmanthus fragrans

Sweet Olive  - Osmanthus fragrans

Sweet Olive

Osmanthus fragrans

Native to Japan and China, this beautiful evergreen plant can be used as a background shrub or a small flowering tree.  It lives up to it's name with incredibly showy and fragrant flowers in April.  The Sweet Olive tolerates clay soils and is deer resistant.  Make sure to plant in an area that is protected from afternoon sun and away from reflected heat.  Best in USDA zones 9-11.

Foliage: Evergreen

Sun Exposure: Sun Or Part Shade

Water Needs: Low/moderate

Bloom Season: Spring

Mature Height: 11-15'

Mature Width: 9-11'

Attributes: Southwestern Garden, Mediterranean & Tuscan Garden, Fragrant, Tropical Garden, Zen Garden, Shade Plants

Proper planting technique will help your plants thrive! Follow these simple steps to help your plants establish quickly, develop a strong root system, and live longer:

  • Properly dig the hole
  • Amend the soil to suit each particular plant
  • Place the plant and backfill the soil
  • Provide ample water for each particular plant
  • Review our how to plant guide!

For detailed information, please download our planting guides:

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List of delivery zones and rates.
Delivery Zone Delivery Rate
Zone 1 $69.00
Zone 2 $89.00
Zone 3 $109.00
Zone 4 $139.00
Zone 5 $179.00
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