Osmanthus fragrans, Tea Olive, Sweet Olive

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A small, upright, evergreen tree or large shrub with oval, leathery, glossy green, up to 4-inch leaves with either smooth or finely toothed edges. Tiny white flower clusters appear in spring along the stems at leaf axils. The blooms aren't very showy but they are extremely fragrant, creating a cloud of sweet, apricot-like scent. Sometimes you'll see sporadic blooms through the summer into fall. 

Mature size: 10-12 feet T x W

Minimum temperature: 20° F

Photo of blooms close up by Forest & Kim Starr, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6183847

Photo of shrub by metal fence by Achillu - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11672631


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