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Haas Improved Manzanillo Fruiting Olive

Olea europaea 'Haas Improved Manzanillo'

A stately small landscape specimen, distinguished by its large spherical olives with smaller pits, yielding more flesh than the popular Manzanillo. Evergreen foliage is more finely textured, with dense, arching branches on a more compact, rounded form. Blooms and matures about a week earlier. Olives are useful stuffed, salted green, black, or for oil.
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Once established, water if very dry.


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Botanical PronunciationOH-lee-a yoo-ROH-pee-ah
LoreThe name for the genus is derived from the Latin word for this plant 'oliva'. Known as the "olive of Seville", the most common variety of Spanish olive is Manzanillo, the classic small green olive often sold salted in Spanish markets. It is also ranked as the world's number one table olive. The Manzanillo variety was imported to the U.S. from Spain in the late 1800s. Fruit color ranges from absinthe green to various shades of red, to black depending on stage of harvest. The name is often misspelled as Manzanilla.
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Suitable for Topiary
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Waterwise, Edible, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water if very dry.
Companion PlantsItalian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens); Pomegranate (Punica); Lavender (Lavandula); Chaste Tree (Vitex); Sea Lavender (Limonium); Rock Rose (Cistus)

Thrives in average to lean, well-drained soils; tolerates high pH, poor soils. Water deeply, regularly in first few growing seasons to establish extensive root system. Once established in landscape, reduce frequency; heat and drought tolerant. Older trees are often more cold tolerant, to about 15 degrees F. Avoid pruning during periods of rainfall.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10

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