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Mediterranean Olive Tree

Lovely Ornamental Evergreen Produces Delicious, Tender Fruit

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Mediterranean Olive Tree

Lovely Ornamental Evergreen Produces Delicious, Tender Fruit

  • Self-pollinating and self-fruitful
  • Excellent ornamental
  • Overwinter indoors as houseplant
  • Bears small, green fruits in late summer
Immortalized in the works of great artists for centuries, this ancient ornamental bears small, oblong green olives that ripen to deep, rich black in early to mid fall. Matures to 8-10 ft. tall if kept in a container, but may get bigger if grown in a suitable climate. Self-pollinating and prefers full sun. Zones 8-10.
  • 80884
  • potted plant
  • $19.99
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  • Botanical Name: Olea europaea
  • Height: 8 - 10 feet if planted in containers; larger if grown in suitable climates directly in the ground.
  • Spacing: 1 plant per pot. If planted in the ground in zones 8 - 10, space 20 feet apart.
  • Depth: Plant on the South or West side of a home or building. The warm wall will accelerate the ripening of the fruit.
  • Spread: 3 - 4 feet in containers, 6 - 8 feet if grown in suitable climates directly in the ground.
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating.
  • Yield: The yield varies. May take a year or two after planting to bear fruit.
  • Color: Creamy White
  • Size: Potted
  • Blooms: Varies.
  • Fruit: Small oblong, plum-like green fruit ripening to black. This is considered a medium-sized olive. The olive is self-fruitful and will bear small, plum-shaped, green fruit beginning in late summer and ripening to black in early to mid-fall.
  • Zone: 8-10
  • Form: Fruit, Tropical, Olive
  • Flower Form: Small creamy white blossoms develop in the axils of the alternate leaves.
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Foliage: Leathery, long leaves up to 3 inches long. Gray-green above and silvery-gray-green beneath foliage.
  • Comments: The olive tree is a valued ornamental evergreen tree. Can become quite large in its natural habitat (Southwest) with the trunk becoming intriguingly irregular and gnarled. The olive is self-fruitful and will bear small, plum-shaped, green fruit beginning in late Summer and ripening to black in early to mid-Fall.

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