Little Ollie® Dwarf Olive

Olea europaea 'Montra'

SKU
06304
Dwarf, non-fruiting evergreen with a graceful, multi-branching habit. Deep green leaves have silvery green undersides. Attractive as a formal hedge or specimen shrub. Excellent in topiary form, or trained as a single trunk tree in smaller spaces. Heat, drought and salt tolerant.
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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
LoreA symbol of peace and prosperity, the olive has a long history in the western world, beginning with the ancient Greeks, who named their city Athens after the goddess Athena gave them the olive tree.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasA small olive with all the Mediterranean look and feel without the size or the fruit. Shrub forms produce beautiful single plants, or line them up into a natural or sheared hedge. Particularly useful along driveways and street side where reflected heat from paving and vehicles would wither less heat hardy species. Trained as patio trees they make outstanding potted specimens, a pair flanking a classical sculpture or an Italian style wall fountain is hard to beat. In ground these patio trees are ideal in vine pockets and along walkways where staccato repeats create bold a semi-formal style.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Specimen, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Heat Loving
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

Thrives in average to lean, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Reduce frequency once established in the landscape; continue to water container plants regularly. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 11

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