Olea europaea

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  • Common Name: Common Olive
  • Plant Story:

    Noted for growing commercially harvested olives, Olea europaea is an evergreen tree native to the Mediterranean region with gray-green leaves and fragrant small white flowers that bloom in the summer. Flowers give way to oval green drupes olives) that ripen to black. Young trees have showy smooth gray bark that will gnarl with age.

  • Type: Tree Fruit
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Flower Color: White
  • Has Winter Interest
  • Planting Zone: 8-10
  • Height: 20-30 ft
  • Spread: 15-25 ft
  • Light Requirements:Full Sun
  • Suggested Uses: Fruit tree
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: YES
  • Attracts to:
  • Plant Deer Resistant:No
  • Plant Potential Pests:Olive knot, verticillium wilt, and root rot.
  • Form: Rounded
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Winter hardy. Best in fertile well-drained soil. Needs 2 months of sub-50 degree to flower.

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