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Olive 'Arbequina'

Olea europaea 'Arbequina'

Evergreen single or multi-trunk tree has long, narrow, grey-green foliage. Slightly fragrant, small, white flowers followed by black fruit late summer to fall. Fruit must be processed before consuming. Great for Mediterranean gardens! Fruit used for eating, pickling and oil production. Fruit contains 20-22% oil content.


  • Landscape Size:  15'-30' tall, 15'-30' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Sunset Zone: 8a
  • Growth Habit: Upright
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Attributes: Cold Hardy, Edible Fruit, Evergreen, Waterwise

See Green Thumb Guide below for region specific information.


Green Thumb Guide

Highly adaptable, thrives in most soils with good drainage. Increase productivity by planting next to another olive tree. Protect young plants from frost.

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions.

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices (Opens in new window)
Visit: National County Extension Offices (Opens in new window)



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