Fragrant Tea Olive

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  • Zones 9-11
  • Height 10-15 feet
  • Spread 10-15 feet

Fragrant Tea Olive, Osmanthus fragrans, is also know as Sweet Osmanthus & Sweet Olive. This Sweet Olive is a moderate growing evergreen tree with glossy, green holly-like leaves. Sweetly fragrant, creamy white flowers appear in the spring. Strong scent attracts hummingbirds and butterflies. Plant as a specimen, hedge or screen.

Fragrant Tea Olive Care

Plant in fertile, moist, acidic, well-drained soil. Water regularly to establish. Moderately drought tolerant once established. Protect from afternoon sun. Fertilize in the spring before new growth in the spring.

Fragrant Tea Olive Spacing

Plant 4 to 5 feet apart for hedges and screens.

Fragrant Olive Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11
Flower Color(s): White
Bloom Period: Spring
Foliage Color(s): Dark Green
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Height: 10 Feet
Spread: 6-8 Feet
Habit: Upright
Watering: Medium
Features: Fragrant Spring Flowers
Scientific Name: Osmanthus fragrans
Common Name: Fragrant Olive

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

2 Reviews - Fragrant Tea Olive Show Reviews

  • 5
    Wrong plant sent to me...

    Posted by Tammy Tran on May 8th 2021

    Sadly, I didn't get the same plant sent. It was a Mother's Day gift & they sent the other version. I contacted customer service only for they told me it's the same plant with different name. It's misleading and I feel wasted over $60 for not getting what ai originally ordered.

  • 5

    Posted by Suzanne Carrozza on Aug 10th 2020

    The plant looked good upon arrival but within two days top leaves became brown and started to fall off.I trimmed dead leaves and continue to water and hope it was just in shock.