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Osmanthus - Shrub| Sweet olive - Height 200-220cm, 55lt

Osmanthus - Shrub| Sweet olive - Height 200-220cm, 55lt

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Osmanthus is a genus of flowering plants in the family Oleaceae, commonly known as sweet olive or tea olive. It consists of about 30 species of evergreen shrubs and small trees, native to Asia and the Americas. The plant is well-known for its fragrant, small flowers that bloom in clusters, usually in the fall or early winter. The flowers come in various colors including white, yellow, orange, and reddish-orange, and are often used in perfumes, teas, and desserts due to their sweet scent. Osmanthus plants are very popular in landscaping and gardening because of their versatile uses. They can be grown as hedges, screens, or as accent plants in mixed borders. They are also suitable for container gardening, bonsai, and indoor cultivation. Osmanthus plants prefer well-drained soils and partial shade to full sun exposure. In traditional Chinese medicine, osmanthus has been used to treat various health issues such as coughing, sore throat, and digestive problems. The plant contains various active compounds including essential oils, flavonoids, and phenolics that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Common Name

    Sweet olive, Tea olive

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    white or cream-colored, with apricot, peach, or jasmine-like sweet fragrance

  • Foliage

    evergreen, leathery, glossy, and dark green with toothed edges

  • Maturation period

    4-7 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


South–facing or West–facing, Sheltered

Soil Type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand, Full sun/partial shade

Soil moisture

Moist but well–drained, Well–drained

Growing Period




All year



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About Us

During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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