Evergreen single or multi-trunk tree has long, narrow, grey-green foliage and smooth gray bark. Slightly fragrant, small, white flowers followed by medium-sized, black, edible fruit late summer to fall. Great fruit tree, specimen, or accent tree for Mediterranean gardens! Fruit used for eating, pickling and oil production.
- Landscape Size: 15'-30' tall, 15'-30' wide
- Light Requirement: Full Sun
- Water Needs: Low
- USDA Zone: 8a
- Growth Habit: Upright, Spreading
- 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)