Fragrant Tea Olive Tree (Osmanthus fragrans)
Fragrant Tea Olive Tree
An unforgettable fragrance merges with slow but steady growth, making the Tea Olive Tree a must-have for your garden. And because the Fragrant Tea Olive grows slowly, its dense evergreen growth can be pruned into a hedge or shrub, providing an effective and decorative screen that’s adaptable to your needs.
Plus, its glossy green leaves serve as the perfect backdrop to white blooms that will emerge both late in the fall and early in the spring. And when they do, get ready for the sweet, memorable scent that has made the Tea Olive Tree a favorite amongst landscape designers and gardeners the world over.
Reminiscent of gardenia and jasmine, your Tea Olive will thrill each season as it delivers a unique and memorable fragrance. With a scent so whimsical and wonderful, you’d think the Tea Olive would be a handful when it comes to upkeep.
But the Tea Olive Tree is hassle-free. Simply plant it a sunny spot with soil that isn’t too sandy. This hardy tree will only require the occasional pruning necessary to achieve your required height and shape. And it’s a disease-resistant pick that withstands harsh winter temperatures, even down to 10 degrees.
The best part, though? We’ve planted, grown and shipped our Fragrant Tea Olive Trees with care, so you get an amazing tree in your own homescape. Our Fragrant Tea Olive Tree is delivered to your door with good roots and healthy growth…an experience you won’t get from your local big box store.
Order yours today and let the memories of the coming seasons begin!
Before planting your Tea Olive in the ground, moisten the roots and set it in the shade for a few days. When you’re ready to plant, place your Fragrant Tea Olive tree in full sun to partial shade, avoiding deep shade (4 to 6 hours of sunlight daily). Although clay, loam and sandy soil can accommodate your tree, try to choose a location with well-draining, slightly acidic soil.
Dig a hole about as deep as the root ball and about twice as wide. Set the tree in the hole, spreading out the roots over the surface of the hole. Fill the hole in with a mixture of the original soil and any additional topsoil required. Eliminate any air pockets that may have formed by tamping down firmly. Water the area until the top 3 inches of soil becomes moist but not soaked.
Water regularly in the first year after planting. Wait until the top 3 inches of soil dry out before watering again. Soon after the first year, your Tea Olive will become drought tolerant and only need water during extended droughts.
Apply a complete fertilizer in early spring such as 10-10-10, preferably one with slow-release nitrogen and follow the directions on the packaging.
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