SWEET OSMANTHUS or TEA OLIVE
Osmanthus fragrans is a member of the Oleaceae and is a native of Japan, the Himalayas and China.
It is an evergreen shrub-tree that can grow in its native habitat to 10 metres and in cultivation to around 4.5 metres if allowed. The leaves are oval and leathery and either smooth or toothed.
The small flowers are white in clusters and are deliciously fragrant with the smell of apricot or orange. They appear in spring for the best show and spot flowering at other times with another blooming in autumn.
It is one of the world’s best fragrant plants.
ENJOY THIS FABULOUS PLANT!