Anyone grow Osmanthus Fragrans outdoor in Z7?
Just bought 3 Osmanthus Fragrans trees. The nursery said they were cold hardy here (central VA), but I have my doubts.
I bought 3 cold hardy Gardenia (August Beauty) last Spring from the same nursery. They were supposed to be cold hardy to 0-10F. In Feb, we had few days in single digit. One got burned leaves really bad but is still alive, and the other two are dead now.
I am afraid to put OSMANTHUS outside although they are supposed to be cold hardy to Zone 7. My area is more like Zone 7A. I am close to Blue Ridge Mountain.