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Olea europaea


Edible Olive, Common Olive, Olive Tree
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Plant Facts

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.
General Comments
Nativity Eastern Hemisphere
Height Range 25 - 30 FT
Spread Range 25 - 30 FT
Flower Showy N
Sunset Zones 8 : 9 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Gray-Green
Leaf Texture Dull : Leathery : Smooth : Strap-like
Form Edible : Large Tree : Tree
Flower Color White
Flower Time Spring
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Loam : Rich
Watering Preferences Sparse
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Drought tolerant : Edible : Evergreen : Fruit : Heat Tolerant : Insect resistant : Poor Soil tolerant

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