Olea europaea

Olive

Small to medium-size tree like a willow, 5-10 m tall and wide, often gnarled, strong growth, many twigs and light crown, twisted habit, long life, forming intense root network.

Inconspicuous, tiny, yellowish white, fragrant panicles on leaf axils, up to 5 cm long, spring

Evergreen, slender-elliptical, elongated to lanceolate, coarse-leathery, asymmetrically serrated, dark green on top, silvery hairs, dense underneath, up to 8 cm long.

Zone 9

 
Variant Height, Width or Girth in cm Price
Half-standard tree, container grown or wire rootballed
€675.00
16-18 €675.00
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Half-standard tree, container grown or wire rootballed
€900.00
18-20 €900.00
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Half-standard tree, container grown or wire rootballed
€1,250.00
20-25 €1,250.00
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Half-standard tree, container grown or wire rootballed
€1,800.00
25-30 €1,800.00
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Half-standard tree, container grown or wire rootballed
€2,300.00
30-35 €2,300.00
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Olea europaea - Olive - Oleaceae (Mediterranean)
 
Habit: Small to medium-size tree like a willow, 5-10 m tall and wide, often gnarled, strong growth, many twigs and light crown, twisted habit, long life, forming intense root network.
Flowers: Inconspicuous, tiny, yellowish white, fragrant panicles on leaf axils, up to 5 cm long, spring
Fruit: Like plums to roundish, fleshy stone fruits (olives), up to 3 cm, one seed, fruit colour depends on variety, initially green, turning brownish to black-grey, oily, ripe from October to November.
Leaves: Evergreen, slender-elliptical, elongated to lanceolate, coarse-leathery, asymmetrically serrated, dark green on top, silvery hairs, dense underneath, up to 8 cm long.
Bark: Light grey, smooth when young, later with grooves.
Demands: Full sun, protected, somewhat frost hardy, cold house, cut hard under glass in spring.
Natural habitat: Fresh to moist, deep, moderately nutritious, with chalk, very well drained, loamy-sandy, likes chalk, adaptive.
Hardiness: Zone 9
 
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