• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; reaches 25 to 30 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Fruitless Garden Specimen
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:OH-lee-a yu-RO-pee-a
    Plant type:Tree
    Sunset climate zones:3 - 24, 29, 30, 33
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 25 to 30 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Flower color:White
    Design IdeasThis is an elegant but tough tree for the hot, sunny garden. With no fruit to drop, it can be used near walkways, drives or pools, or within the garden without any mess. A wonderful addition to a Mediterranean style garden with heat loving cypress, fruit trees, grapevines and roses. Take advantage of its versatility by mixing it with bold-leaved yucca, cordyline, phormium or agave, and a variety of tender succulents of alongside a modern architecture home or office.
    Companion PlantsItalian Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens); Pomegranate (Punica); Lavender (Lavandula); Chaste Tree (Vitex); Sea Lavender (Limonium); Rock Rose (Cistus)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    Olive trees are native to tropical regions of Europe, Africa, Southern Asia and Australia. O. europaea is specific to the coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean and has been in cultivation since the 3rd Century B.C. for its oil and fruit. Majestic Beauty was discovered by Julian Herman in 1978 in Irvine, CA and is a sport of O. europaea.Olive branches and leaves have long been a symbol of benediction, purification, abundance, glory and peace. It was the Olive branch that crowned athletes and kings in ancient Greece, some even being found in King Tut's tomb. The oil of the Olive has been used throughout history in sacred lamps and religious ceremonies. It was olive oil that was burned as the eternal flame in the first Olympic games. Scientist have dated some fruit bearing Olive trees throughout the Mediterranean region to be 1600 to 3000 years old. The rise in the use of Olive trees in the home landscape spurred the introduction of smaller stature, fruitless Olives like Majestic