Osmanthus fragrans var. aurantiacus

(Orange-flowering, Tea Olive)


$29.99


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Large shrub or small tree with 4″ olive green foliage. Fragrant orange flowers in fall are showier than the species. This cultivar has a narrower habit than the species. (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Description

Winter hardy to about 10 degrees F. and generally considered to be plantable in the ground in USDA Zones 7b-11. In these warm winter areas, it is easily grown in average, consistently moist, well-drained garden soils in full sun to part shade. Best with part afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Tolerates heavy clays. Drought tolerant once established. May be trained as a small tree, shrub or espalier. Clip off growing tips to maintain compact size and to encourage bushiness.  (Courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Orange-flowering, Tea Olive

Botanical Name

Osmanthus fragrans var. aurantiacus

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

to 15 ft.

Width

to 15 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Low

Blooming Period

Fall

Flower Color

orange

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

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