Plant Details - Osmanthus - Sweet Tea Olive
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  • Sunlight: full sun to partial shade
  • Description: This is a large upright shrub with dark shiny green leaves.  In autumn, winter, and early spring small white flowers cover the shrub.  It may also bloom sporadically throughout the summer.   The flowers are small and inconspicuous, but the fragrance is powerful and exquisite.  The tea olive is a slow growing and long lived shrub.  It may be pruned to maintain its size.  This plant should be used where it can be enjoyed, near windows or doors and in outdoor sitting areas.  They can be used as corner foundation plantings or as a hedge or screen.  Does best situated where it is protected from the afternoon sun.
  • Size: 6'-10' tall and 6' - 8' wide.

 

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