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    Fragrant Tea Olive
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    Organic Planting Mix
    Root Rocket Fertilizer

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    Growing Zones: 7-9
    Mature Height: 10 ft.
    Mature Width: 6-8 ft.
    Sunlight: Full - Partial
    Blooms: Spring, Fall
    Spacing: 4 ft.
    Botanical: Osmanthus fragrans
    Cannot Ship to: AZ

    Amazing Fragrant Blooms for Months

    A friend of mine cherished the visits from his grandchildren, but worried that the younger ones would eventually forget about their time together.

    He wanted to create memories that would outlive him. He's a big believer that smells make a stronger impact than sights or sounds.

    So he started looking for a flowering shrub that would give a unique fragrance that would be associated with his home only. The Fragrant Tea Olive became his answer.

    Osmanthus Fragrans, better known as the Fragrant Tea Olive, produces small white blooms that pack a punch. Some describe it as a rose scent, others as gardenia and still others as jasmine.

    These unusually scented flowers come on in late winter, signalling the beginning of spring, then bloom sporadically during the summer. For an encore, the Fragrant Tea Olive puts on a show again in the fall.

    This isn't a flower you have to bury your nose in to smell. Some customers have said they can smell a row of Tea Olives from up to 100 feet away!

    Plant them near your entryway, windows or patio. On breezy days let the refreshing fragrance fill your home.

    Cut off a few branches for your kitchen, car and office.

    This strong scent attracts the usual summertime characters of humming birds and butterflies.

    Where other fragrant plants only offer 1 month of aroma, the Fragrant Tea Olive blooms for 4 months and leaves an amazing fragrance that fills your yard.

    Plant your Fragrant Tea Olive in rows 4-5 feet apart to create a lush, thick privacy hedge. Other planting options include near foundations, specimen plantings within flower beds or in natural areas.

    Adapts to any soil and thrives on neglect. Plant several for even greater fragrance.

    These will quickly become your favorite plants.

    Tea Olives are long-lived, but grow slowly. This is why we send out larger sizes. This way you don't have to wait a year or more before you can start enjoying them.

    For immediate blooms and fragrance, plant our large 3 gallon Fragrant Tea Olive plants. They're up to a year older and are ready to explode with sweet-smelling blooms!

    Customer Reviews

    Rated 4.7 out of 5 based on 71 reviews


    August 20, 2017

    i was amazed at how big and lush this plant was ! it was in top condition, packed well and had to have been sent at top speed !

    Alex Rivera  

    August 15, 2017

    Very pleased, the plant arrived in top shape.

    James Chamberlin II  

    August 5, 2017

    Wonderful !! shrub,nice and healthy, well packed..This is My 1st. time purchasing from Brighter Blooms and I'm Very happy, I'll be Back.

    William Danner III  

    July 18, 2017

    The single plant had three separate plants in the pot so I gently separated them and they are all doing good.

    Michele T  

    July 18, 2017

    The plant arrived with over half its leaves badly damaged.The company has done nothing to correct it.

    D. MINCEY  

    July 15, 2017

    My Pop Pop had 3 of these in his garden when I was a little girl. They smell so nice and I can't wait until mine blooms. I ordered a more mature plant and let me say it was a great value! It arrived really healthy. 3 ft tall and not one leaf has dropped.

    Jannette Rosario  

    June 28, 2017

    The 3 tea olive bushes i ordered arrived very healthy looking.

    Leslie Johnson  

    June 15, 2017

    Nice sturdy bush as described on the web site. Arrived in good condition after long hot trip across country.

    Okie Travis  

    June 14, 2017

    Looks good. healthy plant it seems.

    Marta Welden  

    June 4, 2017

    It was an easy transaction and love that they were delivered to my door promptly.

    Terri Rich  

    June 4, 2017

    Healthy beautiful leaves great root system well watered for shipping. Arrived quickly.


    May 10, 2017

    Great experience, great price, fast shipping, quality plants


    April 23, 2017

    Great quality plant, packaged very well, shipment was timely. I will continue to do business with Brighter Blooms.


    April 13, 2017

    I paid $85 for a fragrant tea olive tree. Received the tree with brown spots and holes all over the leaves. Contacted Brighter Blooms and this is considered a "cosmetic issue that will not affect the overall health of the plant." If I were shopping in a an actual nursery, I would never have purchased the plant as it looks sickly. I guess it serves me right to purchase a plant online. I will never purchase from Brighter Blooms again and will make sure to warn any friends and family against purchasing from Brighter Blooms.

    Duane Trogdon  

    April 6, 2017

    A wonderful addition to our landscape.

    Francisco Di Blasi  

    April 4, 2017

    I have not received yet, the plant is on route. Si I just rate the purchasing process

    John P Jones  

    March 31, 2017

    The ones I received are blooming. As usual, there is some leaf browning, but these plants are in great shape. I was very, very pleased with these plants. Would not hesitate to buy again.


    March 27, 2017

    Ordered, warranties, not net received! Will get back to you when all is said and done!!!

    Sharon Hoeft  

    February 28, 2017

    Came with blooms and was so fragrant. I was greeted with an amazing fragrant perfume when I opened the box. I absolutely love this tree. Will be ordering more of these awesome trees

    Helene Ball  

    January 24, 2017

    Healthy and fragrant when it arrived. LOVE tea olives.


    August 30, 2016

    They smell amazing, the plant blossomed within months of purchase (bought it in spring). I will definitely buy a couple more in the future.

    Carmie, Villas, NJ  

    August 30, 2016

    I just received my 3-gallon Fragrant Tea Olive and it is in perfect condition, plus it already has white flowers on it! I was pleasantly surprised that it's such a good size and so healthy-looking. Thank you and if I can find another spot in my yard, I'll order another one.


    August 30, 2016

    My fragrant tea olive arrived today. It was well wrapped(I bought 3 gal. size) and I saw tiny gloden flower on the tree. Smells so good! I am very happy.


    August 30, 2016

    We have three or four of them. The do smell lovely.


    August 30, 2016

    I purchased three of these (osmanthus fragrans) as holiday gifts for my family members, all going to different households. They arrived just three days later. Each family member reported that the trees were in overall good shape when they arrived. I was very happy with the purchase experience and my family was happy too. I just wish these trees were more suited to my own climate.

    Li Duanyang  

    August 30, 2016

    There are lot of these trees and flowers in my hometown in China. I love the fragrance of it. When it blossoms, the whole place is full of this sweet scent, which makes you feel very good.


    August 30, 2016

    I have my Osmanthus Fragrans in the house and i love it. The scent is wonderful!!!


    August 30, 2016

    We bought 5 these trees in spring 2010, all one gallon. The first month we kept them indoor, the whole house had very good smell, especially in the evening. Then we moved them outdoor to our garden. We found some animals love them too, (we have a lot of deers in this area) you can see the young leaves have been eaten. But they are still live. Three of them in less animal accessible area are almost double the size, the rest two are live but very small. The package and shipping were good.

    Meredydd In Florida  

    August 30, 2016

    I love tea olives - absolutely intoxicating aroma.

    Jay In FL  

    August 30, 2016

    I recently recommended a Tea Olive to one of my clients. I planted 3 in her back yard, around her brand new wooden deck, and as my client puts it... "There's nothing better than sittin' on a deck, drinkin' an ice cold glass of sweet tea, and breathing in that oh so sweet and refreshing aroma of those tea olives!"


    August 30, 2016

    I have many tea olive shrubs in my yard. The aroma fills my yard several times a year.

    Jeff In Richmond, VA  

    August 30, 2016

    Bought three three 3-gal Osmanthus from Brighter Blooms back in February of 2011, I was really impressed by their professional dealing of the order and the shipment. Plants were carefully wrapped with pots and soil, and packed well in a solid cardboard box. I ordered from another grower in NC as well, but they shipped the plants with bare roots ?Çô no soil at all, just to avoid paying the shipping weight, I guess! Bad practice! My Osmanthus are growing very well now, and I expect to see/smell the fragrant flowers pretty soon. Thank you, guys! I definitely will shop with you again.


    August 30, 2016

    My plants have been great, no complaints, these are folks that I trust for my planting needs and wants.


    August 30, 2016

    The Fragrant Tea Olive shrubs I ordered came quickly after I purchased them. They arrived in a very healthy state and i was able to plant them in my backyard along the fence line that gets the most morning sun. They are doing wonderful and have doubled in size in the last few months. I chose them because they are a hardy shrub that can withstand the conditions of the Georgia heat and clay loaded soil. I made sure I mixed a fair amount of compost in the soil to help loosen it up prior to planting. I look forward to next year and expect them to double in size!


    August 30, 2016

    I walked up a friends drive yesterday and something smelled wonderful. Did not know till got ready to leave and mentioned it to home owner, said it was the Tea Olive Shrub. Home owner broke a small branch off and I brought it home and put in kitchen window in glass of water, Kitchen smells wonderful and beginning to smell in the next room. I am going to order one and can't wait to have one in my yard.


    August 30, 2016

    I just recieved my Tea Olive one gallon, and on the very bottom of the plant which was quite tall for a one gallon plant, there were tiny YELLOW flowers. Yellow is my favorite color, so this is great. I have ordered another one--curious what color this one will produce.

    Steve B.  

    August 30, 2016

    Fragrant Tea Olive came in good shape. Planted in large pot on patio about 3 weeks ago and the tea olive is doing fine. growth about 1.5 inch and smells great. I need to order another i like it so much but don't have room.

    Molly Schray  

    August 30, 2016

    We purchased the 3 gallon Fragrant Tea Olive and received it last week. It arrived in beautiful condition and now is thriving in our back yard. We are really looking forward to experiencing its lovely fragrance.

    E. Ty  

    August 30, 2016

    I bought a 3 gal. Tea Olive plant this spring and planted it in a suitable place in the front yard. It is thriving very well and has already grown about 6".


    August 30, 2016

    I can remember as a child this wonderful fragrance coming from our neighbor's yard. I could smell that wonderful fragrance and I sniffed my way among all the plants until I found the Fragrant Tea Olive! Over the years, I've not had much success with the smaller (1-gal) plants, but a few years ago I bought a larger plant (5-gal) and it is doing great even during drought years.

    P. Wells  

    August 30, 2016

    My Tea Olives are doing well. A mix up in my order was resolved in a good manner and I'm very happy with my plants. They are thriving, in fact, I think I'll get some more.

    Patricia Reel  

    August 30, 2016

    My Fragrant Tea Olive bushes that I ordered from you are doing good. They did not bloom this year but have grown to about 2 ft and look very healthy. They were the gallon size. They are a little spendly but I thought I would trim them next Spring. We are very happy with them so far.


    August 30, 2016

    My Fragrant Tea Olive is doing very good which is good news as it is hard to get new plants established in MS.


    August 30, 2016

    I love the two fragrant tea olives that I purchased. They are growing incredibly fast.

    Ken Kruta  

    August 30, 2016

    I bought a Fragrant Tea Olive after seeing/smelling one at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. This delightful tree has dainty white flowers and a lovely fragrance which is perfect for masking the "smell of dog" in our dining room. Nature's air freshener.

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    August 30, 2016

    I love this Tea Olive plant!! I purchased two of these plants and both were healthy beautiful plants when they arrived. I planted them in the spring and waited for them to grow. They are a slow grower but one day in late July I saw a beautiful, fragant white flower on each!! I can't wait for next season. These are the best plants I have ever purchased through a mail order!!


    August 30, 2016

    I have my Fragrant Tea Olive indoors, it smells so good the entire living room is filled with this fantastic aroma. I love it!

    T. R. Chan  

    August 30, 2016

    I planted two fragrant tea olives in my yard several weeks ago. They were healthy when they arrived and have already produced new growth. I look forward to many years of fragrant blossoms and shiny, dark green foliage in the years to come.

    Theresa From Wilmington  

    August 30, 2016

    I purchased the tea olive it is doing well and look very healthy. The roses bloomed soon after planting, and the tea olive tree is about 2 feet tall and very green. Brighter Blooms really delivers quality and I will certainly buy more from them.....

    Marian Mizell  

    August 30, 2016

    Your site covered all the info I needed to make final decisions regarding the placement of three three gal size tea olive bushes I received as a gift. Thanks.

    Peggy Jones  

    August 30, 2016

    The Fragrant Tea Olive has a beautiful, Lovely fragrance.

    Forrest McCanless  

    August 30, 2016

    We have an old house with the largest Fragrant Tea Olive in our county, as we understand from the County Extension Agent. No joke, you can smell it from more than a hundred feet around! Not sure of its age - the house is about 125 years old. We love the fragrance, and it's more like a hundred YARDS!

    Carol Skinner  

    August 30, 2016

    We have 2 Tea Olive Plants, one at each side of the garage . We really love the fragrance that fills the air around and in the garage from these bushes. They are hardy and are worth every cent.

    Mark Repesh  

    August 30, 2016

    Tea Olive (Osmanthus Fragrans) is a common outdoor tree/shrub here in China. They are in bloom now and nearly every place I walk in my housing complex and throughout the city (Chengdu) I can enjoy the wonder fragrance. In addition to the more common white flowers, there are orange and yellow ones.


    August 30, 2016

    In my backyard there was a Sweet Olive bush. From my earliest memory fragrance lingers in my mind. I would go out and talk to it and wrap it in sheets when the frost would come. It now serves as a final resting place for a prized feline companion, Goldfinger, who would crouch down under it when the grass went brown and he could be camoflaged, and would pounce on your feet. Since losing that house to fire, I have planted two in my new back yard and am waiting for them to mature enough to perfume the neighborhood. The fragrance is truly intoxicating.

    Naruemol B.  

    August 30, 2016

    I love the Fragrant Tea Olive, love the sweet fragrance. The 3 trees from Brighter Blooms are healthy and keep growing in my garden now. Can't wait to see & smell the flowers when they bloom.


    August 30, 2016

    I purchased 3 of the fragrent tea olive and my husband followed the directions to plant them. They have been in the ground less than 3 days and one already has a blossom on it! I can hardly wait for them to get taller and lots of fragrance. I bought the 3 gallon ones and they are about 2 1/2 feet tall and the healthiest plants I have ever seen. Buy from this company, you will be pleased.

    Laura DonatoVervaeke  

    August 25, 2016

    Arrived in shock, very small. I'm hoping they will make it to maturity.

    Rathin Basu  

    August 3, 2016

    Beautiful plant carefully packaged arrived in fresh condition and ready to plant.

    Peggy Sue Ross  

    May 24, 2016

    It was damaged upon arrival and will need some good recovery time.


    April 28, 2016

    Still growing, just arrived

    Rebecca Price  

    April 20, 2016

    BEAUTIFUL! I am so thrilled with the looks and health of the plant I purchased. Thank you Brighter Blooms!


    April 7, 2016

    had no idea that the little flowers are so sweet and fragrant, glad that i bought the 3 gallon size, already have cluster and cluster of flowers.

    Katharine Potter  

    April 6, 2016

    will have to wait until they have been planted. still too cold here. frosts at night. branches broken/squashed. delivered in damaged box.

    James Taylor  

    April 3, 2016

    Arrived healthy and robust.


    March 23, 2016

    The tea olive really excites me because I can already smell its aroma--really. The foliage is healthy-looking, and the small bush has a wonderful root system. It is putting on new growth after only 5 days in the ground.

    In Nevada  

    February 20, 2016

    Ordered two tea olives. Shipped fast and two plants came in a box and they were placed horizontally. But they look healthy and they are about 18-inch high. Planted them today and only reason I didn't gove it a 5-star was that I was not too happy more than half of the root balls crumbled as soon as i cut up the plastic containers. Lucky I didn't tuck it out by turning it upside down. It happened to both plants. So i had to fill the hole a few inches up fast before i could lay the plant down. Hope they will grow ok regardless.

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