Japanese Orange Osmanthus

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Plantae Lamiales Oleaceae Osmanthus Osmanthus fragrans
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Tree.
  • Common Names: Japanese Orange Osmanthus, Fragrant Olive, Fragrant Tea Olive, Orange Sweet Olive.
  • Color: Orange, white, gold, reddish.
  • Flower Dimensions: 0.20 in. in diameter and 0.39 in. long.
  • Flowering Season: Spring, some random bloom in summer and fall.
  • Places in Japan with Japanese Orange Osmanthus: Kyoto.

Japanese Orange Osmanthus

Japanese Orange Osmanthus is an evergreen shrub or tree that produces clusters of flowers with a powerful apricot fragrance.

Japanese Orange Osmanthus Orange Flower

  • Japanese Orange Osmanthus can grow to 10-15 feet and a width of 6-8 feet.
  • The leaves of the Japanese Orange Osmanthus are oval and leathery. They are evergreen and lustrous dark-green color year-round. The leaf margins are smooth to finely toothed.
  • The flowers of the Japanese Osmanthus are tiny in axillary clusters.

Japanese Orange Osmanthus Plants

Interesting Facts about Japanese Orange Osmanthus

Osmanthus Fragrans

  • In Japan, orange osmanthus signifies truth and a noble person.
  • Osmanthus is often used in wedding bouquets because it symbolizes true Love, faithfulness, fertility, and peace.
  • The bride usually gives Osmanthus to her new family because the flower signifies peace.
  • Osmanthus from China was introduced to the Kew gardens in England in 1789, but it didn’t survive the cool climate.
  • In Chinese Feng Shui, the Osmanthus blossoms signify good luck, status promotion, and literary success.
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