Fragrant Tea Olive
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!