I wish my camera could capture the scent of our Sweet Olives, along with the pictures. The fragrance has been likened to that of apricots, but the only word I can think of to describe it, is heavenly.
The tips of their branches are sprouting pretty red leaves now, and the delicate little clusters of white flowers are just beginning to open.
It always amazes me how such tiny blossoms can produce such an intoxicating fragrance.
Sweet Olive (Osmanthus fragrans) is an evergreen shrub, and can grow up to 20 feet high and 20 feet wide. We have several planted around our house and garage, and it's always nice to be welcomed home by their sweet perfume.
Sweet Olives are one of my favorite shrubs, and the fact that they bloom from Spring through Fall is pure lagniappe.
Friday, March 11, 2011
at 12:10 PM
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