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Olea europaea

  • Common Name
    Olive,’ Majestic Beauty’
  • CA Native
    Non-native
  • Plant Type
    Tree
  • Size
    Slow Growing to 25’
  • Flower Color
    White
  • Bloom Time
    • Spring
  • Leaves
    Narrow Long Gray-Green Leaves
  • Evergreen
    Evergreen
  • Deer Resistant
    Rarely Damaged
  • Wildlife Value
    • Bird Habitat
  • Growth Rate
    Slow
  • Hardiness
    Hardy
  • Adverse Growth Factors
    None
  • Special Features
    • Low Maintenance
  • Water Use
    • Drought Tolerant
  • Soil pH
    6.5-7.5 (neutral)
  • Exposure
    • Full Sun
  • Soil Type
    Not Particular
  • Drainage
    Well Drained
  • Description and Cultural Plant Tips

    This variety is fruitless, thrives in hot dry areas.

     

  • Master Gardener Comments

    Olive trees grow very well with little water, however they will grow very slowly - taking 30 years to reach full size instead of 10 years, and the fruit will be small.

     

  • Varietals

    ‘Swan Hill’ - fruitless, and ‘Little Ollie’ can be sheared as a hedge.