San Jose Osmanthus
San Jose Osmanthus is a lovely hybrid tea olive that we adore for its winter flowering fragrance and use as a drought tolerant broad leaved evergreen shrub. The world could use a few more Osmanthus hedges and a few less arborvitae which is why we carry this gorgeous variety of Osmanthus. The perfume of the flowers can be smelled a mile away and is intoxicatingly sweet at a time of year when the skies are usually grey.
Latin Name: Osmanthus fragrans x heterophyllus
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil
Hardiness: Hardy to about 5° F.
Size at Maturity: 10-15 ft. in height. x 5-6 ft. wide, but can be easily shaped with pruning
Bloom Time: October-December
Yield: 3-5 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Not bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 7