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Plant description:

An attractive, long-living evergreen tree with dull grey-green foliage. Olive trees are often planted where an Italianate or Mediterranean ‘look’ is desired. Grouped together, they make good windbreaks, are useful for screening and help to bind the soil. Black and green olives come from the same tree; green olives are just that, while black olives are ripe. Olives need to be treated (pickled) before they can be eaten.

 

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Botanical Pronunciation: OH-lee-uh your-oh-PEE-uh

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Botanical name

Olea europaea

Plant Care

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Flowers

August September October This trees flower in spring.

Common name(s)

Olives

Origin

Foliage

This tree bears dull grey-green foliage.

Uses in landscape design

Grouped together, they make good windbreaks, are useful for screening and help to bind the soil. Medeteranian

Planting instructions

Olive trees like warm, dry summers, mild winters with moderate rainfall, and alkaline soils.

Maintenance

In very hot areas, they might need to be watered. The trees flower in spring, when they need to be fertilized; generally, two different varieties are necessary for fertilization to take place.

Fruit

Black and green olives come from the same tree; green olives are just that, while black olives are ripe. Olives need to be treated (pickled) before they can be eaten. Pick green olives in summer when they are well-developed, and black olives in autumn.

Soil conditions

Alkaline

Common pests and diseases

Rarely a problem. 

Harvest

Pick green olives in summer when they are well-developed, and black olives in autumn.

August September October This trees flower in spring.

This tree bears dull grey-green foliage.

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