Scientific Name Osmanthus fragrans var. aurantiacus
Common Name Orange Flowering Tea Olive
Hardiness Zone 6+
Size 8 to 10' tall (can be as much as 20') and slightly less wide
Growth Rate Slow
Exposure Sun to part shade - morning sun and afternoon shade preferred
Group Shrub - Evergreen
Characteristics Opposite, simple, long, lustrous dark green above, lighter and distinctly veined below. Subtle serrations or entire. Not as shiny or dark green as the typical holly.
Flowers orange in mid October.
Extremely fragrant.
More cold hardy than the species.
Landscape Uses Place near foot traffic or open windows. Around a screen porch would be good - in order to take advantage of the fragrance.
Orange flowers also striking.