Arbequina Fruiting Olive

Olea europaea 'Arbequina'

SKU
08574
A self-fruiting olive prized for its dark brown fruit with highly aromatic oil content and attractive, silvery green foliage. Highly adaptable, it produces abundantly in hot dry climates, and has shown increased hardiness over other varieties, withstanding temperatures as low as 5 degrees. Makes a beautiful specimen shrub or small tree.
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8-11

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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationOH-lee-a yoo-ROH-pee-ah
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 35 to 40 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous spring flowers; prized for evergreen foliage and fall fruit.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Mass Planting, Specimen, Topiary, Coastal Exposure, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Edible, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsRosemary (Rosmarinus); Bay Laurel (Laurus); Pomegranate (Punica); Lavender (Lavandula); Meyer Lemon (Citrus)

Thrives in most average, slightly alkaline, well-drained soils, but highly adaptable. More productive when planted near another olive variety. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. Shelter young plants from winter extremes.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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