Fodingzhu Sweet Olive, Nanjing Beauty Sweet Olive

Osmanthus fragrans 'Fudingzhu', O. fragrans 'Nanjing Beauty'

Oleaceae

Fodingzhu Sweet Olive, Nanjing Beauty Sweet Olive
Fodingzhu Sweet Olive, Nanjing Beauty Sweet Olive
Fodingzhu Sweet Olive, Nanjing Beauty Sweet Olive

The profuse blooming habit and sweetly fragrant white flowers makes this rarely-found selection of Tea Olive very appealing. Flowers are borne almost continuously from fall to spring. Flowers of the Sweet Olive are used in Asian dishes to impart their fragrance into food and teas. An easy and problem free, long-lived, large evergreen shrub.

Sweet Olives or Tea Olives are easy to grow evergreen shrubs or small trees whose fragrant flowers will often grace your garden from fall to spring. Osmanthus are adaptable to a wide range of soil types from sandy loams to clay but do need adequate drainage for best results. These durable evergreens can be grown in containers and will lend themselves to pruning and shaping as desired. For year round fragrance in zone 8 plant a Sweet Olive along with Sweet Almond Verbena, Gardenias, and Banana Magnolias. Sweet Olive is a 2009 Georgia Gold Medal Plant selection.

A.k.a. Fudingzhu (an incorrect spelling) which according to Ted Stephens of Nurseries Caroliniana translates to 'pearls on Buddha's head'. In Japan the white flowered Sweet Olives or Tea Olives are known as Ginmokusei which translates to silver Osmanthus.


Grows To: 12'H x 8'W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 7B,8,9

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral

Soil & Moisture: Average moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soils.

Salt Tolerance: Slight

Deer Resistance: Rarely Bothered

Native To / Origin: China, Japan, Himalayas

See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions

Container Size: Quart / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml

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