Scientific Name Osmanthus fragrans
Common Name Fragrant Tea Olive
Hardiness Zone 7
Size 12 to 15' tall
Growth Rate Slow
Exposure Sun to part shade - morning sun and afternoon shade preferred
Group Shrub - Evergreen
Characteristics Opposite, simple, leathery, lustrous dark green above, glabrous and distinctly veined below. Very subtle serrations or entire. Not as shiny or dark green as the typical holly.
Sweet, fragrant, small white flower in Spring and Autumn.
Landscape Uses Place near foot traffic or open windows. Around a screen porch would be good - in order to take advantage of the fragrance.