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Olive 'Frantoio'

Olea europaea 'Frantoio'

Evergreen shrub has soft gray willow-like foliage and smooth gray bark. Slightly fragrant, small, white flowers followed by black, edible fruit late summer to fall.  High yield of medium-sized olives makes this specimen the most common olive used for a Tuscan style oil. Great for Mediterranean gardens! Olives must be processed.


  • Landscape Size:  15'-30' tall, 15'-30' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Low
  • USDA Zone: 8a
  • Growth Habit: Compact
  • 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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