Olive

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Olive

Olea europea
Olive, European Olive, Greek Olive, Spanish Olive
15

20 feet
5

20 feet
Mediterranean
  • Full Sun
  • Very Low
  • Evergreen

About This Plant

Full sun or light shade. Evergreen, silvery green leaves with white undersides. Can be grown in small orchards in the residential landscape, though fruit production is very dependent upon ideal cultivation, irrigation, and climatic conditions (mild winters and long dry summers).

Olive is long-lived and drought hardy and tolerates thin alkaline soils. Cold tolerance, comparable to citrus, increases with age; small trees may be damaged in extreme winters and killed below 15 degrees. Of the many recommended varieties ‘Arbequina’ and ‘Mission’ are among the hardiest.

Maintenance

None.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Tree
Size:
15-20' H, 5-20' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin
Wildlife:
Flower Color:
Green, Yellow
Bloom Time:
April
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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