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Commonly known as Olive
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Leathery, elliptic to lance-shaped, irregularly-toothed leaves to 8cm (3in) long, grey-green above, silvery grey-green beneath.
Fruit Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
Or slow-growing tree developing a rounded head. Produces fruit to 4cm (1½in) long
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Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Good to know - self-pollinating form. Can be pruned to shape. Ultimate size in 20-50 years
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Place of origin
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Panicles - axillary panicles to 5cm (2in) long
Sub-tropical / mediterranean
Suitable for small gardens
Frost hardy (down to -5)
Pruning group 1
Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.
RHS group 1
Fertile well drained soil - with sharp drainage
Rounded to broadly spreading
CISTUS x corbariensis
FICUS carica 'Brown Turkey'
TETRAPANAX papyrifera 'Rex'
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Small white flowers and leathery green leaves, silver beneath