Osmanthus fragrans Aurantiacus
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The apricot colored and scented flowers of the fragrant sweet olive (Osmanthus fragrans ‘Aurantiacus’). This species produces the flower used to scent Chinese osmanthus tea.

Osmanthus fragrans Aurantiacus tree
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The orange-flowered sweet olive at Lan Su has been handsomely pruned over the years with multiple trunks.

osmanthus heterophyllus aureovariegata
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Osmanthus heterophylllus ‘Aureomarginata’. The little white flowers in autumn are, of course, deliciously scented, but the warm, gold and green foliage really shines in winter! The new growth in spring is purplish-burgundy.

Osmanthus heterophyllus variegata
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The venerable variegated sweet holly ( Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Variegata’) tree at Lan Su, which presides over the entry courtyard.

osmanthus san jose
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Osmanthus x fortunei ‘San Jose’ – not at Lan Su garden but looking pretty at my house. It’s a cross between O. fragrans ‘Aurantiacus’ and O. heterophyllus and it’s currently in full, glorious flower. The scent completely fills the back garden.

osmanthus decorus
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Osmanthus decorus (or so it appears) at Lan Su, just 20 feet north of the orange-flowered sweet olive.

osmanthus for sale at lan su
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There’s a fine selection of Osmanthus plants for sale at Lan Su right now – mostly from Gossler Farms Nursery, including that gorgeous little gold-leafed cultivar called Ogon.

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Osmanthus fragrans Aurantiacus tree
osmanthus heterophyllus aureovariegata
Osmanthus heterophyllus variegata
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