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Osmanthus delavayi /Delavay Tea Olive


Foliage with rust colored stems

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Scientific Name: Osmanthus delavayi
Common Name: Delavay Tea Olive
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: Most garden specimen will only reach 6 to 8 feet in height and a little wider in spread. It may be used as a hedge and lends itself well to shearing. It has mildly fragrant flowers, which may be eaten. The blue-black fruit resemble olives and this its name "delavay tea olive". Once established, the plant will need little or no supplementary water.