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Asked by
Betsybuzzelli on
March 24, 2015
GA

Q. Our tea olives were frost bitten his winter

Our tea olives were frost bitten his winter. What should I do to make them look better? Their leaves are faded and new blooms are frost bitten.

Answered by
shelley on
March 25, 2015
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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 26, 2017

Q. tea olive bush

I live in Georgia. Should I deadhead my tea olives and will they continue to bloom throughout the summer? They are very established plants. Thank you so much for your help!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 26, 2017
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Dead heading the plant will help in continued blooming.
Blooming period should be June through October.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/osmanthus/tea-olive-cultivation.htm

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Asked by
JMcWhorter on
February 24, 2018
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Q. Tea Olive shrubs

I live borderline in Zone 8 and 9 in NC. My tea olives do not look healthy this year. We had some very cold weather for approx 2 weeks straight and I thought this might be the reason. They are 5 years old and have never looked dull and dry at this time of year. What could my problem be?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
February 25, 2018
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This could definitely be due to the excessive cold weather. After it warms up some, you can take off any dead growth and the plant will, then, make new growth.

Here is an article for the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/osmanthus/tea-olive-cultivation.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 19, 2018

Q. Tea olive roots

Ii planted recently a tea olive which I live on the end of my porch for privacy. After 3 weeks I pulled it up. I planted it just next to the sewer cleanout pipe. I had read so many things bout not planting anything near pipes. Since the tea olive can grow up to several feet high (only preferred 8 – 10 feet I was afraid roots would grow into the line. I cannot find any info about how aggressive these roots are. Any input or advice?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 19, 2018
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A Tea Olive does not have a large or invasive root system.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/osmanthus/tea-olive-cultivation.htm

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