Brightwater Nursery

Fragrant Tea Olive 'Fudingzhu’ (Osmanthus fragrans 'Fudingzhu') is a specialty variation of the Fragrant Tea Olive that is extremely popular because it blooms 9 months out of the year.

'Fudingzhu’ is long flowering evergreen with very fragrant and abundant creamy-white flowers and leaves that resemble holly leaves. Fragrant Tea Olives grow up to 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide, and are some of the most sweetly fragrant plans around. Put them near windows and outdoor areas so that you can enjoy their great smell. 

Fragrant tea olives have a long bloom period, often for 2 months during the fall, with scattered blooming through winter and into the spring.

Common names for this plant are Fragrant Tea Olive, 'Fudingzhu' Tea Olive, Fragrant Olive, and Sweet Olive.

Product/Container Size Trade Quart (3.5" pot)
Hardiness Zone(s) 7-10
Sun Exposure Partial Shade to Full Sun
Seasons of Interest Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Bloom Time Fall, Winter, Spring
Water Needs Average
Growth Rate Moderate
Average Size at Maturity 8-12' H x 5-8' W