Fragrant Tea Olive
Large rounded shrub.
Sun to partial shade and moist soil.
Large shrub useful for the evergreen foliage and fragrant flowers. Probably best used as a containerized plant in the conservatory or outdoors in spring through fall.
Opposite, oblong to lanceolate with few small or no serrations. Leaves are 2 to 4 inches long.
Very small, scaled buds in the leaf axils, often multiple buds clustered together.
Bark is gray
Small white flowers in late April. Possibly the most fragrant of all the osmanthus. Unusual in that the plants flower in the spring.
Bluish black drupe.
'Apricot Gold' - Rosy-gold flowers.
'Butter Yellow' - Pale yellow flowers.
'Conger Yellow' - Yellow flowers.
'Fudingzhu' - Very fragrant flowers, flowers for an extended period.
'Orange Supreme' - Orange flowers.
'T-Tower' - White flowers.