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Sweet Tea Olive as Center Piece

Posted by snasxs 7-8 VA (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 8, 09 at 16:28

Do you notice the unusual design of this garden?
The center piece is a Sweet Tea Olive "Fodingzhu". You do not see any blooms but the fragrance dominated the garden. The beauty and the tranquility of this place is transcendental. It is one of those places that I will never forget.

Osmanthus Fragrans sweet tea olive


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RE: Sweet Tea Olive as Center Piece

Just a clarification, this is Osmanthus fragrans 'Fudingzhu', a very large and beautiful specimen indeed. When I had my landscape design business I'd try to put a sweet olive in every yard I did, as the fragrance is so fine IMHO.

Dan


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RE: Sweet Tea Olive as Center Piece

What a handsome display. I'm sure the fragrance was awesome. Despite my love of native plants, this species is one that I had to have as well.

Thanks for sharing your picture.


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RE: Sweet Tea Olive as Center Piece

Wow. That is a big one. May have to reconsider about the spot where 'Fudinghzhu' is. Mine is only 2.5 feet tall.

How old is it? I understand that some can be hundreds of years old. There's one that's 2,000 years old, I think.


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RE: Sweet Tea Olive as Center Piece

Yes, this genus is one amongst ~a dozen that I wish I could grow here and makes me miss the west coast of the U.S. And boy, do I wish I could have a specimen like that in the yard. Thank you, snasxs, for the fine pic.

Dan


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RE: Sweet Tea Olive as Center Piece

Yup, it is a big one. Purchased at an auction , it is in the garden for 5 years now. The price is like really expensive.


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RE: Sweet Tea Olive as Center Piece

Mr. thegenerator,
I am sorry to hear that your tree has passed away. Please do not feel sad for your loss. See mine and I am happy to share the tree's perfume.


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