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Osmanthus fragrans

Fragrant Olive, Sweet Osmanthus

In Stock: 8.009 lb (Total:10.25lb)
Orders of this lot will receive 25% additional seed at no cost.
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8.01 lb
Orders of this lot will receive 25% additional seed at no cost.
2.24 lb


Germination test:
Cut (Full Seed)
Seeds per lb:
8.01 lb
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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: warm stratify for 90 days, cold stratify for 90 days
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Other: Germination tends to be slow, Germinates faster in warmer temperatures. 

Osmanthus fragrans, also known as Sweet Osmanthus or Fragrant Olive, is a highly fragrant evergreen shrub or tree native to Asia, including China, Japan, and Taiwan. The white, yellow, or apricot-colored flowers are traditionally used in Chinese tea, wine, and culinary dishes, such as pastries and soups. The plant is also a popular ornamental choice for gardens worldwide due to its pleasant scent and beautiful flowers. Additionally, the flowers of Sweet Osmanthus are used as insect repellent and have been incorporated into traditional Chinese medicine to promote regular menstruation and provide neuroprotective benefits. It is a symbol of various cities in Asia, including Hangzhou, China, and Kitanagoya, Japan. Order now to add the Sweet Osmanthus to your garden and enjoy its delightful scent and beauty.

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