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Sweet Olive
Scientific Name: Osmanthus fragrans (Thunb. ex Murray) Lour.
Synonym: Osmanthus longibracteatus, Osmanthus macrocarpus, Olea ovalis, Olea fragrans
Family: Oleaceae
Sweet Olive (Osmanthus  fragrans) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,12-24
USDA: 8b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 20F (-7C), will generally survive down to 10F (-12C)

Heat Tolerance: Avoid afternoon sun in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Southeast Asia

Growth Habits: Evergreen shrub or small tree, up to 10 feet tall (3 m), 7 feet wide (2.1 m)

Watering Needs: Little water once established


Cultural Practices:
The young plants need some shade, and will tolerate sun only after they mature.

Blooming Habits:
The apricot-scented blossom is produced at any time of the year, but particularly in the spring.

Fruiting Habits:

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