OliveEdible Olive, Common Olive, Olive Tree
|Scientific Name||Olea europaea|
|Principal Common Name||Olive|
|Common Name(s)||Edible Olive, Common Olive, Olive Tree|
|Description||Evergreen trees and shrubs with opposing simple gray-green to silvery leaves, paler beneath. Small whitish flowers produce a one-seeded fruit or "drupe." The soft pulp Olea europaea produces olive oil and fruit.|
|Height Range||25 - 30 FT|
|Spread Range||25 - 30 FT|
|Sunset Zones||8 : 9 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24|
|Leaf Texture||Dull : Leathery : Smooth : Strap-like|
|Form||Edible : Large Tree : Tree|
|Ease of Growing||Average|
|Light Preferences||Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)|
|Soil Preferences||Loam : Rich|
|Outstanding Features||Attracts Bees : Drought tolerant : Edible : Evergreen : Fruit : Heat Tolerant : Insect resistant : Poor Soil tolerant|
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