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Sweet Olive

Osmanthus fragrans
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Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

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Evergreen, shrub grows with a dense, upright habit and deep green leaves. Small white flowers bloom densely in spring and summer amid extremely fragrant foliage. Makes an excellent screening shrub in shaded areas.

Plant with Daylilies


  • Landscape Size: 10' tall, 6'-8' wide
  • Light Requirement: Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 8, 9, 12-24
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Dense
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Evergreen, Fragrant

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Thrives in a variety of well draining soils. Feed in spring before new growth appears with a tree and shrub fertilizer. Prune back to retain desired shape and height in winter. 



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