- Common Name(s):
- Fragrant tea olive, Sweet osmanthus
- Apricot Gold, Butter Yellow
Drought tolerant; the least cold-hardy osmanthus; very fragrant in fall; dense habit; responds well to pruning for shape; large specimen for open areas. Particularly resistant to damage by deer. This plant is slightly salt tolerant.
- 10-20 ft.
- Opposite, simple, leathery, lustrous, dark green leaves; 2-5 in. long; finely dentate or entire
- Very fragrant, small white flowers in fall; some flowers in early spring
- Sun to partial shade; prefers fertile, moist, well-drained, acidic soil
- Multi-stemmed, dense shrub; upright; rounded
- 10-14 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1689