Commonly known as Olive

  • Evergreen
    Opposite, leathery, entire or toothed leaves.
  • White
    Or off-white.
  • Fruit
    Plants which produce an edible or ornamental fruit
  • Tree
    Trees and shrubs.
  • Will grow outside in milder locations
    This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here.
    Loam based compost with some sharp sand for glasshouse cultivation - full light
  • Full sun
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wind pollinated trees. Several trees have scientifically proven ages of 2000 years and older and are still producing fruit.
    Medicinal properties
    Health benefits are claimed from the consumption of the fruit, oil and tea made from the leaves.
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects.
    Place of origin
    Mediterranean, Africa, central Asia, Australasia.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    With sharp drainage

Buy Varieties of OLEA

OLEA europaea

OLEA europaea

Common olive

small white flowers and leathery green leaves, silver beneath

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
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Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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