Osmanthus delavayii

Sweet Olive


  • Small dark green leaves form a stunning dense plant.
  • Beautifully sweet fragrance with numerous white flowers in spring.
  • Has a naturally weeping habit.
  • Very hardy small shrub.


  • Great as a formal hedge as it clips easily—useful for a small garden screen.
  • As an informal border when left untrimmed.
  • Planted near entrances and paths to enjoy the fragrance.
  • Useful for floral art.

Growing Conditions

  • Very frost hardy.
  • Moderately coastal and wind hardy.
  • Prefers moist  to very moist soil  conditions.


Height Width
5 year old tree 1.5m 1.5m
10 year old tree 2.5m 2.5m
Country of Origin:   China
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