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How to Plant & Care for Sweet Olive Trees

Evergreen sweet olive (Osmanthus fragrans) is so named because it belongs to the same family, Oleaceae, as olive trees (Olea europaea).

Sweet Olive, mmmmm, in Louisiana is where I first smelled this. In old Plantation gardens, and in spring and late fall, just walking down the street. The smell is so incredibly wonderful and beautiful and just....oh... I can not get enough of this smell, really! It's addictive!

Sweet Olive, mmmmm, in Louisiana is where I first smelled this. In old Plantation gardens, and in spring and late fall, just walking down the street. The smell is so incredibly wonderful and beautiful .my mama used it in flower arrangements

Sweet Olive tree... The other day I was told how pretty these trees are. Today, at a nursery, I smelt this really good smelling sweet fragrance... It was this tree!

The other day I was told how pretty these trees are. Today, at a nursery, I smelt this really good smelling sweet fragrance.

Tea Olive - My favorite bush in the South! Intensely fragrant. Smells like jasmine and orange blossoms.  Blooms almost all year long. Fall, winter & Spring.

Tea olives (Osmanthus species) are some of the most sweetly fragrant plants in Southern gardens. Their scent makes them ideal for planting near windows and outdoor living areas where the fall blooming flowers can be readily enjoyed.

Sweet smelling Tea Olive Shrub... best smell in the whole world.  Everyone should have a Sweet Tea Olive Tree or Shrub in their yard.

Sweet smelling Tea Olive Shrub in North Carolina the best smell in the whole world. Everyone should have a Sweet Tea Olive Tree or Shrub in their yard.

osmanthus tree    This is a favorite old-fashioned evergreen shrub or small tree most notable for its sweetly fragrant flowers. Work's well as a foundation plant when used to cover a blank wall or as a corner plant. Makes a healthy, dense and wonderfully scented small tree.    We often plant Tea Olive near patios, decks, and other sitting areas where the fraganced can be enjoyed. One plant can emit enough fragrance to cover a small backyard!

Smells like Heaven! Tea olive blooms heaviest in spring and fall during cooler weather and will even produce blooms during warm days of winter. Tolerates heavy clay soil well and is drought and deer resistant.

Sweet Olive Propagation: How To Root A Sweet Olive Tree -  Sweet olive is an evergreen with delightfully fragrant blossoms and dark shiny leaves. Virtually pest free, these dense bushes require little care and are easy to propagate from sweet olive cuttings. For more information on propagation, click here.

Sweet Olive Tree Propagation – Propagating Sweet Olive Cuttings

Sweet Olive Propagation: How To Root A Sweet Olive Tree - Sweet olive is an evergreen with delightfully fragrant blossoms and dark shiny leaves. Virtually pest free, these dense bushes require little care and are easy to propagate from sweet olive cuttings. For more information on propagation, click here.

Tea Olive Trees (Osmanthus fragrans)! Very fragrant tree from such tiny flowers. A great addition to any garden:)

SUN to partial -Tea Olive Trees (Osmanthus fragrans)! Very fragrant tree from such tiny flowers. A great addition to any garden:)

$ 29 Fragrant Tea Olive    For a hedge place your Fragrant Tea olives about 4 feet apart and their foliage will fill in.   .....

Fragrant Tea Olive

Full size picture of Sweet Olive, Fragrant Tea Olive (Osmanthus fragrans). Zone Can get up to Blooms repeatedly Late winter/early spring Late Summer to early Fall. Easy to grow

Full size picture of Sweet Olive, Fragrant Tea Olive (Osmanthus fragrans)

Tea tree Olive cut up to look like a graceful TREE instead of a Godzilla Bush! And this is the same "tree" as the "Tea Tree" with all of its healing powers! (melaleuca) Full size picture of Sweet Olive, Fragrant Tea Olive (Osmanthus fragrans)

Fragrant Tea Olive - Osmanthus Fragrans for Sale - Brighter Blooms Nursery

Fragrant Tea Olive Unusual Scent, Amazing Fragrant Blooms for Months

(Osmanthus fragrans)Why it's a standout: In warm climates, sweet olive's tiny white to orange flowers perfume the air from fall through winter. To make the most of its fragrance, grow this drought-tolerant evergreen near a pathway or an entrance. Sweet olive can reach 8 to 15 feet tall and wide, but it's typically pruned shorter or trained as a tree.What it needs: Full sun to partial shade; average to moist, well-drained soilZones: 8 to 11 Read how to banish invasives for good.

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(Osmanthus fragrans)Why it's a standout: In warm climates, sweet olive's tiny white to orange flowers perfume the air from fall through winter. To make the most of its fragrance, grow this drought-tolerant evergreen near a pathway or an entrance. Sweet olive can reach 8 to 15 feet tall and wide, but it's typically pruned shorter or trained as a tree.What it needs: Full sun to partial shade; average to moist, well-drained soilZones: 8 to 11 Read how to banish invasives for good.

How To Plant a Tea Olive (Osmanthus)  Tea Olive are exceptionally easy to grow when planted right and in the right spot. Below are general guidelines for planting them in various soil types ranging from clay, loam, sandy or silty or in containers.   Here's a breakdown of what you need to know...

Fragrant Tea Olive - Osmanthus fragrans - 1 Gallon - New Arrivals - Buy Plants Online

Sweet Olive, Fragrant Tea Olive (Osmanthus fragrans)

Sweet Olive, Fragrant Tea Olive (Osmanthus fragrans) Mature: 3 ft/yr Very fragrant

Shop favorite Osmanthus! Osmanthus is a plant primarily native to Eastern Asia although a few species do also grow in the southernmost regions of North America. It produces a small white flower and is related to the olive tree; in some places it is also called Sweet Olive or Fragrant Tea Olive. It smells so divine! It's a little herbal herbaceous without being overly woodsy and lightly floral. You can find Osmanthus in two different soap designs (three if you include the guest soap that is…

Shop favorite Osmanthus! Osmanthus is a plant primarily native to Eastern Asia although a few species do also grow in the southernmost regions of North America. It produces a small white flower and is related to the olive tree; in some places it is also called Sweet Olive or Fragrant Tea Olive. It smells so divine! It's a little herbal herbaceous without being overly woodsy and lightly floral. You can find Osmanthus in two different soap designs (three if you include the guest soap that is…

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