Olea europaea

Botanical Name: Olea europaea

Phonetic: Oh-Lee-uh Your-Oh-pay-uh

Common Name(s): Olive

Family: Oleaceae
Origin: Mediterranean
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Simple, opposite, elliptic to lance shaped
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Pale green above and covered with fine white to bronze fuzz below
Fall Color: –
Texture: Soft
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Mid spring to summer
Flower Color(s): Creamy-yellow

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 8-10
Climate Zone(s): 8-24
Growth Rate: Medium               
Height: 25-35 Feet
Spread: 20-30 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium/low
Pest/Diseases: No serious problems, olive knot, verticillium wilt, root rot, scale
Soil: Adapts to many soil types, fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils

Features: Upright habit, produce heavy olive-type crops in fall, adapts to sun, heat and summer drought, religious significance, oil production, drought tolerant once established
Uses: Specimen, courtyards, containers, fruit production, oil production, entry drives, topiary

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