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Mediterranean Olive

  • SKU: 66737
  • For each offer ordered, get 1 potted plant
  • Zones: 8 - 10 (hardy to 10 degrees F.).
  • Height: 8 - 10 feet if planted in containers; larger if grown in suitable climates directly in the ground.
  • Light Required: Full sun.
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Mediterranean Olive

Description
Evergreen Produces Tender Fruit
Immortalized in the works of great artists for centuries, this ancient ornamental bears small, oblong green olives that ripen to deep, rich black in early to mid fall. Matures to 8-10 ft. tall if kept in a container, but may get bigger if grown in a suitable climate. Self-pollinating and prefers full sun. Potted plants. Zones 8-10.
Product Details
  • SeasonFall
  • Unit of Measure1 potted plant
  • FormTender fruit.
  • LightFull sun.
  • Height8 - 10 feet if planted in containers; larger if grown in suitable climates directly in the ground.
  • Spread3 - 4 feet in containers, 6 - 8 feet if grown in suitable climates directly in the ground.
  • Spacing1 plant per pot. If planted in the ground in zones 8 - 10, space 20 feet apart.
  • Zones8 - 10 (hardy to 10 degrees F.).
  • FoliageLeathery, long leaves up to 3 inches long. Gray-green above and silvery-gray-green beneath foliage.
  • Flower FormSmall blossoms develop in the axils of the alternate leaves.
  • ColorCreamy white flowers.
  • BloomsVaries.
  • FruitSmall oblong, plum-like green fruit ripening to black. This is considered a medium-sized olive.
  • Soil RequirementsWell-drained soil.
  • Growth RateModerate growth rate..
  • PollinatorSelf-pollinating.
  • CommentsThe olive tree is a valued ornamental evergreen tree. Can become quite large in it's natural habitat (Southwest) with the trunk becoming intriguingly irregular and gnarled. The olive is self-fruitful and will bear small, plum-shaped, green fruit beginning in late Summer and ripening to black in early to mid-Fall.
  • YieldVaries.
  • Botanical NameOleo europaea 'Manzillo' (the fruiting Olive).
  • HeaderEvergreen Produces Tender Fruit
  • DepthPlant on the South or West side of a home or building. The warm wall will accelerate the ripening of the fruit.
Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2018 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Blueberries All Other Fruits Perennials,
Bulbs & Flowers
Trees & Shrubs Encapsulated
Earthworms &
Lady Beetles
Seeds
1A-4B 9/19 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2
5A 9/19 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2
5B 9/19 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2
6A & 6B 9/19 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2
7A & 7B 9/19 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/13 6/19 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2
8A & 8B 9/19 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/13 6/19 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2
9A-10B 9/19 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/2 9/4 - 11/13 6/19 - 11/2 6/19 - 11/2
Last Order
Date
All Grow Zones: Oct 29, 2018

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Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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