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Commonly known as Sweet olive
EvergreenNarrowly oval to oblong, pointed, leathery, glossy, dark-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long.
Tall ShrubDense, rounded, spreading shrub. Produces tubular flowers in dense, axillary clusters followed by blue-black fruit to 1.5cm (½in) long.
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
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Additional FeaturesPests & DiseasesTrouble free.Place of originNortheastern Turkey.
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Pruning groupPruning group 5Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
When: Annually after flowering.
RHS group 8
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil