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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.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

Spring 2023 Shipping Schedule
ZONE Tropicals & Houseplants
1A-4A 5/5/23 - 6/2/23
4B 5/5/23 - 6/2/23
5A 5/5/23 - 6/2/23
5B 5/1/23 - 6/2/23
6A 4/27/23 - 6/2/23
6B 4/24/23 - 6/2/23
7A 4/13/23 - 6/2/23
7B 4/10/23 - 6/2/23
8A & B 4/3/23 - 6/2/23
9A & B 3/27/23 - 6/2/23
10A & B 3/27/23 - 6/2/23
Last Order Date 5/29/23

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Sorry, we cannot ship products to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO or outside the contiguous United States. Please provide a street address as some products are unable to be delivered to Post Office boxes.

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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.
  • 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: 3" Pot
  • 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.

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