Osmanthus fragrans var. aurantiacus

Also known as:

  • Osmanthus fragrans v. aurantiacus
  • Sweet Olive
  • Osmanthus fragrans aurantiacus
  • Fragrant Tea Olive
  • Orange Sweet Olive
  • Japanese Orange Osmanthus
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Plant Type

tree, shrub

Zones

7a-10b

Size

H:10'-12'
W:6'-8'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

average, well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

even moisture, regular

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

orange, apricot

Fruit:

blue

Flower Season:

summer, fall

Texture:

glossy

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants, and more.

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Springfield, Oregon

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Williams, Oregon

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Springfield, Oregon

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Description by: Lazy S'S Farm Nursery

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AKA, Orange Sweet Olive, Japanese Orange Osmanthus. The Orange Osmanthus is a small tree or shrub bearing large clusters of creamy orange blossoms on the stems and a pleasant, distinct sweet floral scent of Apricots that fills the Autumn Garden. Large, dark green leathery leaves and an upright to oval growth habit making it a natural backdrop for other smaller plants. It can be pruned to maintain shape. A Chinese Native that's become a Southern Heirloom. Zone 7A per Raulston Arboretum Needs protection the first several winters.

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This is an upright growing evergreen shrub. Probably will grow to 15' in time. The flower clusters are orange and are sweetly fragrant during fall-winter.

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Clusters of fragrant creamy white 2" flowers with undulating petals are born on long slender tubes above the dark green glossy foliage. The sweet perfumy fragrance of this Brunfelsia is released at night and typically flowers in spring. Rare and endangered due to habitat loss in its native Jamaica.

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Yellow flowers laden with the "heavy perfume of the Orient" (Genders) decorate this 6-10' glossy-leaved evergreen during summer; in the Orient its leaves; flowers are also used to flavor an aromatic tea. PSh/Med

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The word "osmanthus" means fragrant flower and these shrubs are famous for their fragrance. Imagine warm ripe apricots on a summer evening and you will come close to the floral scent of this ancient Chinese selection. An evergreen shrub, to 10-12' tall x 6-8' wide, with shiny green leaves and, in autumn, clusters of small, orange-apricot colored, orange-scented flowers. Best in part shade in rich moist soil receiving regular summer water. Frost hardy to 5 °F, mid USDA zone 7.

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