Fragrant Tea Olive Tree

Fragrant Tea Olive Tree

21 reviews
  • Fragrant

  • Drought tolerant

  • Upright growth habit

  • Evergreen

Regular price $79.95 Sale price $54.95 31% off

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  • Buy direct from the grower
  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

Heavily Scented Flowers that Bloom in Fall & Winter 

The Fragrant Tea Olive Tree is an excellent choice to sweeten up your garden with its incredibly delectable scent and soft white blossoms! The sweet olive tree may attract butterflies with the sweet scent.

The lush, green foliage of the Tea Olive shrub has pale undersides and is accompanied by a multitude of small, extremely sweet-smelling white flowers. The fragrant blooms begin in early fall around October and last until early spring. The tiny creamy white tea olive blooms will perfume the entire landscape.

Since the fragrant flowers are not noticeably showy, visitors in your garden or landscape will wonder where the delightful fragrance is coming from. They will get their answer as soon as they pass this dense evergreen shrub with dark green leaves that keep their color all year long.

With its upright, vase-shaped growth habit the sweet osmanthus tea olive bush is ideal for use as a fragrant specimen plant, privacy hedge, or can be trained to grow as a small tree. The sweet Olive shrub should be placed where its delightful fragrance can be enjoyed. We enjoy seeing it as a border hedge in multiple foundation plantings.


This evergreen fragrant tea olive plant prefers full sun to partial shade and is drought tolerant once established.

The sweet olive plant grows up to 10-12 feet tall and 8 feet wide at maturity and prefers well-drained, acidic soil types. It can tolerate a wide variety of growing conditions such as clay, loamy, or sandy soils. The nutrient and water schedule for this plant is super easy!

This sweet olive bush is a great choice, even for some cold-hardy climates and it is very long-lived! Great for southern gardens as the tea olive osmanthus fragrans grow in hardiness zones 8-11 across the United States.

The fragrant tea olive shrub growth rate is up to 12 inches per year. If you are looking to create a tea olive hedge for privacy, space these evergreen trees approximately 5-8 feet apart.

Information on planting this tea olive shrub is as follows. Make sure your plant arrived healthily. Dig a hole the size of the root ball. Place the plant into the hole up until the trunk. Backfill with soil until filled and firmly compress the soil.

Water the fragrant olive tree regularly the first year of planting to establish a strong root system and keep healthy white blooms. Apply a complete fertilizer with slow-release nitrogen yearly. It is pest and disease-resistant.

Enjoy the fragrant sweet olive plants through the spring or fall growing season, no matter what time of year.

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Botanical Name
Osmanthus fragrans

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color

Flower Color

Mature Width
8 ft

Mature Height
10-12 ft

Growing Zones 8, 9, 10, 11

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Holly M.
United States United States


I received a healthy beautiful plant! I cannot wait to watch it grow for years to come!


Perfect Plants

Hi Holly! Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us. We also hope you enjoy your new Fragrant Tea Olive Tree for many years to come. Take care!

Suzanne T.
United States United States

Beautiful, healthy, well-shipped tree

I am absolutely delighted with this plant! He has been in the ground for a few weeks now and is doing incredibly well! I’m seeing a ton of new growth and very few signs of transplant shock- I don’t think he has even dropped a leaf!


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Thank you Suzanne for your comments. We are nothing but honored you allowed us to assist you with your Fragrant Tea Olive Tree order and wish you all the best. See you around.

United States United States

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An apt name fitting of my experiences with the company! Would buy again


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Thank you for sharing a few kind words and your continued support. Hope you and your Fragrant Tea Olive Tree are doing well. Take care!


The plants arrived in a good shape. It's nice to see the flowers blooming after one week!


Perfect Plants

Hello George, So glad to hear that your Fragrant Tea Olive Tree arrived in good condition! Thank you for the review!

Lori C.

Arrived in great shape.


Perfect Plants

Thanks for the feedback, Lori. Enjoy your Fragrant Tea Olive Tree. Take care!

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