Olea Europea – Olive

  • Description
Olea europaea means ‘European olive’ in Latin and is what we commonly call “The Olive”. Normally grow as a small tree or shrub, and are found traditionally in the Mediterranean Basin. The species is cultivated in all the countries of the Mediterranean, as well as in Australia, New Zealand, North and South America and South Africa.  The olive’s fruit is grown primarily for oil, eating, or both. The trees is also suitable tree for standardising. Being from the Mediterranean olive trees require full sun and will tolerate wind coastal and can also survive extended dry periods. Grows apx 6 x 3m.

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Height x Width 6 x 3
Height Range Medium 5-10m
Growth Rate Fast
Plant Type Tree
Shape Round
Country of Origin Mediterranean
Similar to Consider Other Olives
  • Leaf
Leaf Colour Green Olive
  • Flower
Flower Colour Cream very small
Fragrant? No
  • Uses
Good Shade Tree? Yes
Screening / Shelter Yes
Bird Feeding Yes
Fruit Producing Yes
  Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.