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Genus: Olea

Species: europaea

About:

This olive tree is a beautiful ornamental plant featuring a graceful weeping appearance and shiny silver leaves, not to mention delicious edible olives! The soft foliage is dark green on the upper surface and an eye-catching silver-grey colour on the lower surface. Olive europaea is an easy to grow olive tree that begins cropping very early with copious amounts of small fruit. These excellent tasting olives have a rounded top and slowly change to black when completely ripe.

Growing:

Plant in full sun, as it performs well in warm climates. Slow growing, usually 4.5m in height at maturity.

Water:

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Avoid over-watering, once established it requires no irrigation.

Soil:

Tolerates a wide range of soils with good drainage.

Maintenance:

Prune for fruit production and shape.